Mountford Estate North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 20-Dec-2017
Moderately dark ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. This has a softly full and voluminous nose with aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with subtle and integrated dark herb notes, along with balanced nutty oak and hints of liquorice, unveiling dark-red florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly ripe and lusciously vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with notes of dark herbs, with some nutty oak, forming a fine and tightly bound heart. The fruit is enlivened by balanced, lacy acidity and supported by fine-grained tannin extraction. The fruit carries with good linearity to a long finish of dark-red berry fruits This is a well-balanced and proportioned Pinot Noir with sweetly ripe dark-red cherry and berry fruit with subtle herb and nutty oak notes on a fine-grained, fresh palate. Match with duck and pork, beef, lamb and venison over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked Waipara Valley fruit, clones 10/5, 2/10, 777 and Abel, fermented with a very small portion of whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 20$ new French oak. 18.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $61.99

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