Maude Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 17-May-2013
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. Intense and firmly concentrated aromas of dark berry and cherry fruit are underlined by dark herb, bramble and minerally notes, the nose developing violetty perfumes in the glass. Medium-full bodied, well-concentrated flavours of black fruits, liquorice and minerals with some complex char and reductive nuances are supported by fine, firm, grainy tannins and lively, elevated acidity. The palate has energy and drive, and the flavours blossom as they are carried to a very long, firm textured finish with spicy black fruit notes. This is a concentrated and lively Pinot Noir with black fruits that reveals more complexity and interest in the glass. Serve with roasted and grilled lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 115, Abel, 777, 10/5 and 667, 55.3% from Gibbston, 24% Wanaka, 16.7% Northburn and 4% Queensbury, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc. with a portion of whole bunches, the wine spending a month on skins and aged in 30% new French oak barriques. 1140 dozen made. 18.0+/20 May 2013 RRP $35.00

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