Misha’s Vineyard ‘Verismo’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 29-Mar-2012
Clones 5, 6, 115, 667 and 777 given a cold soak and native yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 24 days on skins. The wine spent 16 months in 34% new French 300 L oak barrels. The ‘Verismo' is a selection of best ferments and barrels. Medium-deep ruby-red colour with garnet hues, a little purple on edge. The nose is elegant in proportion and concentrated with intense layered aromas of dark red berry fruits, plums, dark herbs and oak spice forming a complex amalgam. Medium-full bodied, this is beautifully rich and concentrated with dark berry and savoury cherry fruit flavours, along with spicy plums, herbs and mushroom nuances. There is great power allied to finesse, the flavours driven and underlined by serious extraction, the tannins extremely fine-grained. This has a velvety texture, with the fruit depth leading to a very long and lingering finish showing ripe plums and spicy oak. This is a very concentrated and elegant Pinot Noir with great depth and structure. Match with roasted red meat dishes and hard cheeses over the next 7-8+ years. 192 6-packs made. 19.0/20 Mar 2012 RRP $62.95

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