Lone Goat ‘Block 9’ Canterbury Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 15-Feb-2016
The top Pinot Noir. Clones 5, 115, 667, 777 from a small block, vines planted 1998, 50% indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole clusters to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 25% new oak. Dark, deep red colour with garnet hues and brick on the rim. The bouquet is softly full with deep and harmoniously integrated aromas of savoury dark red berry fruits melded with secondary dried herb, undergrowth and mushroom aromas, lifted with red floral elements. Earthy notes unfold with aeration. Medium-bodied, this has a solid core and good palate presence, showing flavours of savoury, secondary red berry fruits entwined with undergrowth, dried herb and mushroom flavours with layers of earthiness. The fruit is lifted by red florals and the mouthfeel is poised with fine lacy acidity. The fruit is underlined by moderately extracted, fine-grained tannins providing structure and line, leading the palate to a dry, lingering finish with savoury red fruit and earthy interest. This is a savoury red fruited and earthy Pinot Noir with depth and secondary development, enlivened by lacy acidity, finishing dry. Serve with mushroom and game meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 17.0+/20 Feb 2016 RRP $38.00

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