Mud House ‘Single Vineyard’ ‘Claim 431’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 02-Nov-2014
Dark, even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with refined and intense aromas of ripe black and red cherry fruit with thyme herb nuances and spicy oak detail adding interest. Dark plum and liquorice elements unfold with aeration. Medium-full bodied, finely concentrated fruit flavours of dark red berry fruit and cherries are harmoniously integrated with dark, aromatic herb and mineral nuances. The mouthfeel is smooth-flowing and seamless, the sweet fruit poised with fine-grained tannin in support and soft acidity adding to the vitality. This has a good, deep core that carries through to a very long, lingering finish with spice and minerally notes. This is an elegant and harmoniously concentrated Pinot Noir with sweetness and vitality, and stylish structure. Match with roasted poultry, pork and lamb dishes over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 777, 115, 667, 5 and Abel, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 33% new French oak. 18.5/20 Nov 2014 RRP $34.99

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