Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir Aged Release 2011, Waipara

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 27-Apr-2021
Deep, ruby-red colour with a garnet shade, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and elegant, filled the room with fragrances of dried raspberries, cherries and blackberries, interweave medicinal herbs, liquorice roots, spices, a hint of game and underlined alcohol power. Medium-full bodied, savoury toned aromas of dried cherries, blackberries, plum liqueur, have a strong core; wet leaves, mushroom unfolds, along with liquorice roots, herbal & spice elements. The aroma is vivid, rich in weight and concentration; fine-grained fragrance tannin carried by dense fruit and complexing savoury elements, and a lengthy, warming finish. This is a complex, savoury Pinot Noir with concentration and power; signs of youthful secondary developments suggest still time ahead. Match with lamb racks and veal chops over the next 5+ years. Indigenous yeast fermented with a good portion of whole clusters to 14% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 (94 pts) Apr 2021 RRP $65

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