John Forrest ‘Collection’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 29-Aug-2018
Dark, deep, black-hued red colour with slight garnet hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full with deep and well-concentrated aromas of ripe, dark-red and black-berried fruits, harmoniously interwoven with dark herbs and hints of liquorice, plums and spices. This is rich and plush in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate is plush with sweet and juicy flavours of dark-red berry fruit and subtle complexing notes of savoury dark plums, with nuances of dark herbs, liquorice, unfolding a little spice. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity and underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction, lending a refined line and mouthfeel. This has a concentrated heart that carries to a lingering finish of dark-red berries, plums, liquorice and earthy hints. This is a rich and juicy, plush Pinot Noir with dark berry and plum flavours, fresh acidity and fine structure. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5-6 years. Predominantly clone 5 with some 667 and 777, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 30% new oak. 18.5+/20 Aug 2018 RRP $65.00

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