Pisa Range Estate ‘Black Poplar Block’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 04-Nov-2013
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. Very dark, deep ruby-red colour with light purple hues. The nose is tightly bound with refined and subtle aromas of black cherries, dark raspberries, dried herbs, oak spices and smoke. The bouquet is intricately interwoven, and builds in intensity and volume. Medium-full bodied, beautifully elegant and refined, concentrated flavours of black cherries, dark red berry fruit, savoury herbs and sweet spices form an intense core. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained extraction and balanced, fresh acidity, providing brightness and vitality, subtly enhancing the fruit sweetness. Detailed nuances of raspberry kirsch, oak and smoke emerge, and carry through to a firm, lingering finish of real finesse. This is a classically structured, elegant and refined Pinot Noir with stylishly restrained black cherry fruit. Match with duck, pork and lamb over the next 7-9+ years. 18.5+/20 Aug 2013 RRP $56.00

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