Misha’s Vineyard ‘Verismo’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 27-Sep-2017
Even, light ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues, paler on the edge. The bouquet is full and voluminous with very good depth and well-packed with a complex amalgam of savoury dark-red berry fruits, dark herbs and red florals, unfolding notes of plums, liquorice and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a mouthfilling array of flavours with savoury dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark herbs and nuances of earth and minerals, revealing some secondary dried herb and undergrowth complexities. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extract providing grip. The palate is full and dense, with soft acidity allowing the structure to prevail. The wine has considerable underlying power, carrying the flavours to an ethereal finish with complex savoury fruit, herb and undergrowth notes. This is a rich, powerful and concentrated Pinot Noir with complex layers of savoury fruit, herbs and minerals, now showing secondary development interest. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6-8+ years. A barrel selection wine. Clones 777 (52%), 5 (22%), Abel (22%) and 115 (4%), destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 24 days on skins and aged 10 months in 44% new French oak 300 L hogsheads, and given a further 9 months in barrel after racking. 290 dozen made. 19.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $75.00

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