Mud House ‘N Block’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 11-Mar-2014
Very dark, deep, purple-black hued ruby-red colour. This has a full, rich, but poised nose of savoury black cherry fruit with complexing earth notes, and subtle dried herbal secondary interest, revealing smoky oak detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate is eleganrly presented with lusciously rich fruit flavours of black cherry fruit, along with a complexing thread of raspberry essence and dried herbs. This is beautifully smooth and silky in texture, and the flavours flow seamlessly with vibrancy and tension. The fruit is the feature, following a very fine structural thread with harmoniously integrated acidity. The flavours lead to a refined, delicately nuanced finish with dark earth and hints of smoke. Possessing a complex bouquet, this lusciously elegant and vibrant Pinot Noir flows seamlessly through the palate. Match with mushroomy duck and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Clone 667 Pinot Noir from the ‘N Block’, in the ‘Claim 431’ vineyard, Bendigo, hand-picked, destemmed, given a cold soak for a week, and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 18.5+/20 Mar 2014 RRP $34.99

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