Muddy Water Waipara Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 24-Oct-2012
Fruit from the ‘Muddy Water' vineyard, hand-picked and given a cold soak, then indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc. with approx 7.5% whole bunches, the wine aged 16 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Dark, deep, purple-ruby colour, youthful in appearance. Fresh, intense, primary aromas of raspberry liqueur intermingle with fresh herb and whole bunch elements, the oaking in good balance, the aromatics still very youthful. Full-bodied, this is robustly rich with packed flavours of raspberry essence along with fresh dark herbs and luscious, spicy red berry fruits and savoury elements. This is mouthfilling and fulsome, combining fleshiness and open tannins, all enlivened by lacy acidity. The juicy raspberry flavours are supported by rounded tannins and are long and lingering on the finish. This is a sweet-fruited, robust, but accessible Pinot Noir to serve with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-6 years. Certified AsureQuality organic. 17.5+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $39.95

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