Pisa Range Estate ‘Black Poplar Block’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 29-Aug-2013
A library release of the sixth vintage of this label. Fruit from the ‘Black Poplar’ block from vines planted in 1995, hand-picked and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged one year in one-third new French oak barriques. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with garnet and brick hues. on edge. A very full, broad and densely concentrated bouquet of savoury dark red berry fruits unfolds waves of funky meat and game notes with complexing dried herb and undergrowth nuances. Full-bodied, this is densely concentrated with flavours of ripe black cherry and berry flavours that have developed complex, savoury secondary notes of game meat, mushrooms and dried herbs. The fruit is lush and juicy, and framed by near robust tannins which are beginning to soften and round out. Good acid balance provides vitality, and along with the fine, grainy tannins, carry the flavours to a sustained finish of game meat and spicy herbs. This is a fulsome, well-structured Pinot Noir showing sweet and savoury, complex secondary flavours. Match with hare, wild pork and slow-cooked game meat over the next 4-6 years. 18.5/20 Aug 2013 RRP $95.00 (Available from the cellar door only.)

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