Mountford ‘The Rise’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 03-Nov-2012
From ‘The Rise' vineyard, fermented with 100% whole bunch, the wine spending 10 days on skins and aged 20 months in 100% new French oak. Moderately deep, garnet-hued red colour. This has a very fine and tightly bound nose with raw, brackish, dark red berry fruits along with dark herbs, minerals and graphite notes, all well-concentrated and brooding. Medium-full bodied, the flavours are tight and restrained. Black and red berry fruits with minerals and earth form a very tightly packed core. The tannin extraction is significant, but very fine-grained, and is the prominent feature at present. This is youthfully fresh and firm, and has a powerful line, growing to become quite mouthfilling. The black fruit and mineral flavours carry to a very long, lingering finish. This is a brooding and tightly restrained black fruited, minerally Pinot Noir with refined tannin extraction. Keep for 8-10+ years. 18.5/20 Oct 2012 RRP $160.00

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