Locharburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Jul-2012
Clones 5, 777 and 667 from 10 y.o. vines, hand-picked and destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Full, very deep, purple-hued black-red colour, youthful in appearance. Tightly bound and proportioned aromas of fresh, ripe dark berry and cherry fruits grow in intensity in the glass, revealing a minerally aspect. Medium-bodied, fine-grained tannins that form a firm framework are the feature on the palate. Ripe dark berry fruits with black and violetty florals and minerals unfold from a concentrated core, and are enhanced by good acidity. The structure is taut and provides a dry mouthfeel, but the building nuances of fruit flavours combine with attractive spice and oak notes on a long and sustained finish, promising more to be revealed. This is a tightly bound, refined and firmly structured Pinot Noir that will develop well over the next 5-7+ years, over which time it should merit a higher rating. Match with roasted and grilled red meat dishes and firm cheeses. 18.0+/20 Jul 2012 RRP $33.50

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