Lynfer Estate Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Sep-2012
Pale ruby-red colour, pale on rim, with some purple hues. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep aromas of dark red berry fruit underlined by subtle, funky herbal notes and toasty oak adding interest. Medium-bodied, an amalgam of dark red berry fruit, spicy oak and dark herbs show with firmness and concentration. This has some power and drive, along with elevated acidity and fine-grained tannins in support. There is a firmness to the mouthfeel which leads to a long, racy finish showing a little stemmy note with the oak spice and toast. This is a crisp and elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir in the cool-spectrum, well oaked to show toast and spicy notes. Serve with barbecued and grilled poultry and pork over the next 4+ years. 60% clone 777, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented, the wine spending 28 days on skins. 40% clones 5 and 115 fermented and given 21 days on skins. The resultant wine at 13.5% alc. was aged 10 months in French oak with a 33% new equivalence. 17.0/20 Sep 2012 RRP $26.00 (Not yet released)

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