Hawkshead Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 18-Mar-2018
Ruby-red colour with some depth and slight garnet hues on the rim. The nose is softly full, up-front and voluminous with aromas of ripe, dark-red berry fruit and plums, and subtle notes of dark herbs and a little whole bunch stalk-like character. The aromatics form a rounded and deep core, unfolding nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full and openly accessible with gently mouthfilling flavours of ripe, dark-red plum and berry fruit, entwined with nuances of spice and dark herbs. The fruit is rich with fresh underlying acidity lending vitality, and fine, supple tannin structure in support. The flavours carry with good energy, the richness leading to a lingering finish. This is a full and accessible, rich fruited Pinot Noir with dark berry and plum flavours along with herbal detail on a supple palate with good vitality. Fruit from a single Bannockburn site, clones 115, 777, 113, 5, 10/5 and 13, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11.5 months in 30% new French oak. Winemaker: Grant Taylor. 200 cases made. 18.0/20 Mar 2018 RRP $65.00

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