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Pegasus Bay Aged Release Pinot Noir 2013, North Canterbury

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 10-May-2023
Moderately deep ruby-red with a hint of garnet, lighter on the rim. The nose is rich and deep with aromas of plum, dried cherry, liquorice, herb, autumn leaves and savoury elements. Medium-full bodied, aromas of plum and dried cherry interweaved with dried raspberry hold a savoury edge, unfolding dried herb, autumn leaves, liquorice, mushroom and cedar. The wine shows concentration with a depth of flavour and a long linger, carrying fine cinnamon and nutmeg spices. The ripe and velvety tannins flow along smoothly with power and rich flavours. This readily aged Pinot Noir shows a rich, ripe palate with excellent concentration, depth, and a savoury lingering finish. Match with smoked duck and roasted lamb shoulder over the next 5 years. Fermented with 10% whole bunches, cold soaked for 1 week, then fermented naturally, post-ferment maceration for a week approx. Aged in French oak barriques, 30% new oak for 18 months. 13.5% alc. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) May 2023 RRP $70

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