Neudorf ‘Tom’s Block’ Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 25-Jul-2011
Medium deep, ruby-red colour with a lighter edge and some garnet. This has a soft, full nose of savoury red berry fruits, fresh herbs and mushroomy aromas, well-integrated and totally harmonised. Medium full-bodied, this has bright juicy red berry fruit flavours along with complexing dried herb and undergrowth notes, all underlined by a core of supple tannin textures and balancing fresh acidity. Oaking is very subtle. The fruit sweetness is a feature as is the already savoury, complex secondary flavours which linger with richness on the finish. This has an approachability with stylish restraint that will see it keep well over the next 4-6 years. Multi clone selection, 10/5, 5, 777, 667, 115, 114 and 113 from Moutere clay gravel sites of ‘Neudorf', ‘Kina Beach' and ‘Adele', with 10% from the ‘Lord Rutherford' alluvial gravels vineyard at Brightwater. The fruit was totally destemmed and given a cold soak, and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Match with Middle Eastern lamb and Mediterranean poultry and pork dishes. 18.0/20 Jul 2011 RRP $29.90

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