Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-May-2013
Fruit from the ‘Morrison’ vineyard in Lowburn and the ‘Muirkirk’ vineyard in Bannockburn with fruit from the ‘Montero’ vineyard, Pisa Range, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunch to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 25% new French oak. Light, purple-hued ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on edge. This has a youthfully tight and elegantly proportioned nose with focused aromas of black cherries and minerals revealing subtle notes of dark herbs, liquorice and oak spice. Medium-bodied, lively and bright fruit flavours of black cherries show with good depth and concentration. Dark plum, liquorice, spicy plums and a little toastiness unfold to add interest and detail. The acidity is prominent, adding to the fruit sweetness, and the mouthfeel is fresh and lacy. Fine-grained tannins support the palate and the wine has excellent tension and energy, leading to a very long and sustained finish of dark cherry fruit and spices. This is an elegant, fresh, lively and concentrated, black fruited Pinot Noir with very fine tannin structure. Serve with tuna, salmon, duck and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. 1,180 cases made. 18.5-/20 Apr 2013 RRP $47.95

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