Innocent Bystander Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 15-Nov-2016
Light, even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is full with gently voluminous aromas of dark-red cherry fruit that reveals a fine, tightly bound, penetrating core with dark thyme herb notes and suggestions of whole bunch stalk elements, and fragrant red florals. Medium to medium-full bodied, this has an aromatic and ethereally fragrant palate with fresh, dark-red cherry fruit entwined with lifted red florals along with subtle thyme herb and whole bunch stem nuances. The palate has very fine-textured tannin extraction providing a supple mouthfeel, and poised acidity lending freshness and palate vitality. The palate carries to a light, fragrant finish od cherries and florals. This is a finely detailed, ethereal and aromatic Pinot Noir with red cherry, floral and herb notes on a fresh, fine-textured palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4 years. Pinot Noir fruit, clones 5, 777, 667, 115 and Abel, from Wanaka, Queesberry, Lowburn and Bannockburn, fermented to 13.8% alc. with approx. 15% whole bunches, the wine aged 10 months in 15% new French oak. 17.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP USD$25.00

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