Harakeke Farm Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 06-Jun-2013
Second crop Abel, clone 5, 114 and 115, hand-picked, given a 3 day soak and indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 10% whole bunches to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 22 days on skins and aged 11 months in French oak barriques and puncheons. Moderately deep, even ruby-red colour with some garnet hues on edge. The bouquet is full with complex aromas of savoury dark red berry fruits, dried dark herbs, game and positive whole bunch interest. Some liquorice and cedary elements emerge in the glass. Medium-full bodied, layers of flavour unfold from the densely packed and concentrated core. The fruit is rich and has a sweetness, which carries the savoury red berry, dried herb whole bunch elements. Some oak detail adds to the complex waves of flavour. There is considerable structure and a robust mouthfeel, and grainy tannins carry through to a full, flavoursome sustained finish. This is a complex, grainy and densely flavoured Pinot Noir with layers of rich, savoury fruit. Serve with wild duck or pork, and with slow-cooked game meat over the next 6+ years. 17.5+/20 Jun 2013 RRP $24.00

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