Mon Cheval Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-Apr-2018
Moderately deep garnet-red colour, lighter on the edge with a little bricking. The nose is very fine and harmoniously concentrated with interwoven aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit, along with a subtle layer of dried herbs, undergrowth, exotic spices, and some smoky, cedary oak elements. This is refined and intense, with complexing secondary aromas. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with intense and harmoniously integrated flavours of savoury and spicy red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle notes of dried herbs, undergrowth, earth and cedar. The fruit is rich, sweet and vibrant, and underlined by fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction, with soft, balanced acidity. The flavours carry through to a slender, but sustained finish. This is a harmoniously integrated, complex, secondary flavoured Pinot Noir with savoury and spicy flavours on a refined palate. Serve with coq ua vin and casseroles over the next 4-5 years. Clones 5, 115, 10/5, 777 and 777 fermented wit 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak. 18.5-/20 Apr 2018 RRP $59.90

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