Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Sep-2013
Moderately deep, even ruby-red colour with light garnet hues. This has an elegantly proportioned, tightly-bound, fresh nose with dark red berry fruit aromas along with brown spices, dried herbs and lifted oak spiciness. Medium-full bodied, a tightly bound core of dark red berry fruits interwoven with flavours of dried herb, undergrowth and spices drives the palate with good energy and line. Fine, supple tannins and balanced acidity are in support and the mouthfeel is sleek and flowing. The flavours lead to an ethereal, savoury, dark red fruited finish with oak notes lingering. This is an elegant, tightly bound and sleek Pinot Noir with concentrated savoury red fruit flavours. Match with duck, pork and lamb dishes over the next 4-5+ years. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777 and 5, from the ‘Johner Estate’ vineyard, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged 12 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 17.5-/20 Sep 2013 RRP $34.00

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