Kina Cliffs ‘Reserve’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 16-Sep-2014
Clones 5, 115, 667 and 777, the vines thinned to 1 bunch per shoot, hand-picked, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak. A selection and blending of the best four barrels. Even garnet-red colour with some depth, and brick hues on the edge. This has a full and softly concentrated nose of savoury and spicy red fruits with complexing layers of dried herbs, game, earth and cedary oak, lifted with red floral notes. Medium-full bodied, rich and sweet flavours of red berry fruits unfold waves of spices, earth and oak cedar. The mouthfeel is smooth flowing and the palate is guided by fine-grained tannins forming a good core and line. There is good power and drive, and the wine leads to a dry, lingering finish with ethereally lifted notes of savoury red fruits and spices. This is a smooth, rich Pinot Noir with a good core and plenty of power. Serve with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5+ years. 92 cases made. 17.5/20 Sep 2014 RRP $45.00

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