Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-May-2013
Bright dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, this has a full, voluminous nose of ripe dark red berry and cherry fruits, with dark plums, along with spice and violet floral notes. An elegantly expressed wine, the sweetly rich and succulent dark red berry and plum flavours are the feature on the palate. There is an underlying freshness from good acidity, and very fine-grained, supple tannins unobtrusive in support. The balance and harmony provides a softness, beauty and fineness of style. The finish is sustained, showing sweet, dark red fruits. Dijon clone fruit from the estate ‘Morrison' and ‘Muirkirk' sites along with the grower ‘Stevens', ‘Pisa Terrace' and ‘L'Attitude' vineyards, vines 10-12 y.o., grown by certified organic practices, or undergoing conversion. Destemmed, given a cold soak and natural yeast fermented to 13.5% alc, the wine aged in approx. 25% new French oak for 14 months. Match with Asian roast duck over the next 5-6 years. 1150 cases made. 18.5+/20 Aug 2011 RRP $46.50 Dijon clone fruit from the estate ‘Morrison' and ‘Muirkirk' sites along with the grower ‘Stevens', ‘Pisa Terrace' and ‘L'Attitude' vineyards, vines 10-12 y.o., grown by certified organic practices, or undergoing conversion. Destemmed, given a cold soak and natural yeast fermented to 13.5% alc, the wine aged in approx. 25% new French oak for 14 months. Very dark, deep, youthful purple-red colour, this has a somewhat subdued nose of dark cherry and berry fruits with an underlying violetty floral lift and steely, minerally note. On palate showing rich dark berry, cherry and plum fruits, this has depth and concentration, with attractive floral lift. The aromatic and succulent fruit is supported by fine-textured tannin grip and good acidity, resulting in drive and a sustained finish, and an overall elegance. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine, especially roasted duck. This will develop with interest over the next 5-7+ years. 1150 cases made. 18.5-/20 Jun 2011 RRP $46.50

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