Kereru Road Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Aug-2014
Light garnet-red colour with some bricking, lighter on rim. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with broad aromas of spicy red cherry fruit along with underlying notes of dried herbs with complexing nuances of undergrowth and mushrooms at the core. This is showing some secondary development interest. Medium-bodied and slender in presentation, flavours of red berry fruits, spices and dried herbs are underlined by light and grainy tannins providing a dry-textured mouthfeel. Light, lacy acidity balances the mouthfeel and lends tension and enhances the linear flow. Secondary undergrowth and fungal nuances emerge and are carried to a tight, dry finish that gently recedes, leaving some mouthwatering acidity. This is an attractive, spicy, red-fruited, slender Pinot Noir with complexing secondary flavours and a dry mouthfeel. Serve with risotto, pasta and poultry dishes over the next 2-3 years. Pinot Noir fruit fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9 months in tank and French oak barriques. 3,000 cases made. 16.5+/20 Aug 2014 RRP $19.90

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