Pegasus Bay ‘Aged Release’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 11-Jul-2017
Dark, deep red colour, a little lighter on the rim with a little bricking. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with deeply concentrated aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit harmoniously layered with subtle secondary development notes of dried herbs, undergrowth, a little earth, with suggestions of game, unfolding lifted red floral nuances. The aromatics build in intensity with aeration. Medium-full bodied has rich and luscious fruit flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruits, dried herbs undergrowth, game and slightly resinous oak suggestions, The flavours form a well-concentrated core, but unfold to fill the mouth to provide plenty od presence. The palate in enlivened by crisp acidity and is framed by a fine-grainy-textured structure under the fruit richness. The wine carries to a strong, fulsome finish of savoury secondary flavours. This is a fulsome, rich-fruited Pinot Noir with complex secondary flavours of savoury red fruits, undergrowth and dried herbs on a well concentrated, but lively palate. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 4-5 years. Waipara estate fruit indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 3-4 weeks on skins, and aged 18 months in 14% new French oak. 19.0/20 Jul 2017 RRP $65.00

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