Pegasus Bay Waipara Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 23-May-2013
Around a dozen different clones from vines up to 25 y.o. and ungrafted, destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some garnet hues on edge. The bouquet is gently blossoms to become voluminous, with aromas of savoury, dark red berry fruits intermixed with layers of game, earth and dried herb nuances forming subtle, complexing facets. The nose is harmonious and complete. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of dark berry fruits develop to reveal savoury earth, dried herbs, brown spices and oak elements, providing restrained, but complexing detail. The fruit is supported by considerable extract and structure, resulting in a robust mouthfeel. Good acid freshness and some alcoholic power drives the palate with energy, leading to a strong finish with grainy textures and sweet fruit. This is a robust Pinot Noir with good power and subtle, building complexity of flavour. Serve with wild duck, pork, rabbit and hare over the next 6-8 years. 18.5/20 May 2013 RRP $46.95

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