Maori Point ‘Grand Reserve’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 10-Dec-2015
A selection of four barrels. The fruit fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 50% new French oak. Bright, deep, dark ruby-red colour, fresh and youthful in appearance. The nose is full of fresh, ripe fruit aromas of dark red berry fruit and black cherries with nuances of dark red plums forming a soft, densely packed core. The aromas are harmonious and integrated, unveiling notes of thyme herbs, black minerals and some oak spice elements. Full-bodied, deep, rich and vibrantly sweet fruit flavours of dark red berryfruit, black cherries and nuances of plum feature on the palate. Subtle layers of dark plums, liquorice, violet florals and oak spices emerge to provide complexing interest. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, with enlivening lacy acidity. This has good body, power and drive that leads to a fulsome, rich and sweet fruited finish of dark red and black fruits. This is a full-bodied, ripe, dark-red and black-fruited Pinot Noir with fine structure and plenty of power. Serve with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6-8+ years. Winemaker: John Harris. 18.5/20 Dec 2015 RRP $55.00

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