Johner Estate ‘Reserve’ Gladstone Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 08-Oct-2012
Pinot Noir fruit from the oldest vines in the ‘Johner' vineyard, fermented with 10% whole bunch to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 2 weeks on skins and aged 12 months in 50% new oak barrels. Deep hearted garnet-red colour with a light bricky edge. The nose is very solid, dense and weighty, packed with aromas of savoury black and red berry fruits, showing whole bunch work, unfolding layers of mushroom, dried wood and stalk, with earthy complexities. Full-bodied, solid and dense in mouthfeel, ripe dark berry fruit flavours with savoury herb, game and spices show with richness and sweetness. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, firm tannins and acid tension. A little alcohol warmth drives the palate, and the wine finishes with a sustained and concentrated finish of savoury herb and secondary undergrowth flavours. This is a powerfully concentrated and rich Pinot Noir with layers of savoury complexities. Match with slow-cooked red meat game dishes over the next 5-7 years. 18.5-/20 Oct 2012 RRP $50.00

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