Kina Cliffs Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 16-Sep-2014
Light garnet-red colour with some depth and brick hues on the rim. The bouquet is soft and broad with harmoniously melded and integrated aromas of savoury red berry fruits, complexing dried herbs, and nuances of earth and cedar, with a little volatile lift. The aromatics are in the secondary phase of development. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a weighty core of savoury red fruits, dried herbs, cedary oak and earth. The flavours flow smoothly, with supple tannins in support and some lacy acid enlivening the mouthfeel. The flavours recede as the wine carries through to a lightly nuanced, dry, textured finish. This is a well-weighted, earthy, cedary, red-fruited Pinot Noir showing secondary development. Match with mushroomy risotto, pasta and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. Clones 5, 115, 667 and 777, hand-picked, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak. 275 cases made. 16.5+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $30.00

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