Leaning Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 03-Sep-2014
Full, moderately deep, light ruby-red colour with some garnet hues. This has a soft, full and voluminous bouquet of dark red berry and plum fruit in a complex amalgam with aromas of spices, earth and red florals, and ethereal dried herb and lifted oak elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a deep and firm core of dark red berry fruits along with complex, secondary earth, savoury spice, herb and cedary flavours. The fruit is supported by significant, but fine-grained tannin structure, and the fulsome mouthfeel is enhanced by soft acidity. The textures build, carrying the wine to a long, soft, grainy finish with spice, earth and cedary notes. This is a fulsome, well-structured Pinot Noir with complex red fruits and savoury, earthy flavours. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 10/5, 2/10, 777, 667, 115 and 114, destemmed and given a cold soak, and fermented to 14.4% alc., the wine aged one year in one-third new French oak barriques. 170 cases made. 18.0/20 Sep 2014 RRP $35.00

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