Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 20-Oct-2016
Even, moderately dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and densely packed with solid and complex aromas of savoury dark red cherry, berry and plum fruit along with notes of dried herbs and secondary earthy and game, unfolding dark-red floral elements. This has depth, density and power. Medium-full bodied, this has a fulsome palate with flavours of ripe dark-red cherries, berries and plums entwined with savoury secondary layers of dried herbs, earth, undergrowth and game nuances. The mouthfeel has sweetly rich fruit, balanced by positive, grainy tannin structure, and the fruit is enlivened by a lacy acid background. The flavours carry with drive and substance to a long, solid finish of dark berry and plum fruit with notes of savoury herbs and earth. This is a fulsome, dark cherry, berry and plum fruited Pinot Noir with plenty of structure and weight, the wine showing savoury secondary complexities. Match with game meat and casseroles over the next 5-6 years. Clones 30% 777, 25% 5, 22% 667, 15% 6 and 8% 4, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 23 days on skins, and wine aged 18 months in 30% new 300 L hogsheads. 18.5/20 Oct 2016 RRP $44.95

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