Pegasus Bay ‘Prima Donna’ Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 27-Feb-2018
Very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The bouquet is full and voluminous with a full array of savoury fruit and floral aromatics, showing ripe, dark-red berry fruit melded with dark and dried herbs, nuances of undergrowth unveiling red floral elements. This is complex, detailed and harmonious in presentation. Medium-bodied, the palate is rich and expansively mouthfilling with an array of savoury red berry fruit along with plum notes, dried herbs, cedar and undergrowth complexities. The lusciously sweet flavours form a deep and rounded heart, showing richness and detail. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin structure with balanced acidity. This has drive and linearity, and the wine carries with power to a long, lingering finish. This is a rich and succulently sweet, complex flavoured, mouthfilling Pinot Noir with detail and layers of a fine-structured palate with drive and power. Match with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6-8+ years. A multi-clone blend from vines, many over 30 y.o. and ungrafted, indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole bunches and many whole berries to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 19.5-/20 Feb 2018 RRP $95.00

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