Neudorf ‘Tom’s Block’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 12-Mar-2012
Bright, moderately deep, purple-hued red, youthful in appearance. This has a soft, intense bouquet of very bright dark cherry and berry fruits with penetrating violetty perfumes, the nose with depth and a core. Medium-full bodied, the sweetness and lusciousness of concentrated dark berry and cherry fruit flavours has stylish restraint, and lifted aromatic floral elements emerge in the glass. The feature of the palate is the sheer suppleness and silky-smooth textures, with very fine tannins guiding the flavours. A peacock's tail of dark fruits and florals opens out on a very long, sustained finish. This is accessible, supple and juicy drinking, the ripe fruits and perfumed notes are presented with brilliant clarity and richness. Match with tuna, duck and poultry over the next 5-7+ years. Clones 10/5, 5, 777, 667, 115, 114 and 113 from the Moutere clay-gravel vineyards at ‘Neudorf', ‘Pomona', ‘Kina Beach' and the Brightwater alluvial gravels of the ‘Lord Rutherford' vineyard, fully destemmed and given a cold soak, then indigenous yeast fermented to 14.3% alc., with temperatures to 32°C. The wine spent 21 days on skins and 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. 2140 cases made. 19.0/20 Mar 2012 RRP $29.90

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