Prophet’s Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 17-Nov-2012
Clones 5, 114, 115 and 777 from the company's Bendigo vineyard, hand-picked, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole bunches and a high proportion of whole berries to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 37% new French oak. Light ruby-red with some depth and lighter garnet hues on rim. The bouquet is softly voluminous and broad, with restrained, savoury red berry fruit aromas lifted with notes of spice, red florals and hints of dried herbs and game. Medium-bodied, lively red fruit flavours with a little secondary dried herb and savoury, spiced game flavours form a good core. The fruit has a degree of sweetness and lusciousness, enhanced by fine, crisp and racy acidity. A fine-grained tannin underlay provides excellent structure that carries the flavours of juicy red fruits, mushrooms and dried herbs to a very long finish. This is an elegant but lively and juicy Pinot Noir with complex layers of red fruit and savoury flavours and fine structure to match with duck and veal dishes over the next 6-7 years 1203 cases made. 18.0+/20 Nov 2012 RRP $45.00

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