Quartz Reef ‘Bendigo’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-Feb-2011
Dark, deep hearted, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, this has an intensely rich bouquet of fresh black berry and cherry fruits with elements of herbs and minerals, Dry and finely structured with firm tannin extraction, the black cherry-berry fruits are enhanced by noticeable acidity on the palate. This is still youthful, the grip a little prominent at present, lending a brooding dryness. However the fruit depth is clear and this wine will blossom and come into harmony, developing truffle-like complexities over the next 6-8 years. Made from clones 10/5, 5, 115, 667, 777 and Abel from the ‘Bendigo Estate' vineyard, given 4-7 days cold maceration, partially wild yeast fermented with 14% whole bunch to 14.5% alc. then aged 14 months in 33% new French oak barrels. Another classical, ageworthy Bendigo Pinot Noir. 18.5-/20 Feb 2011 RRP $40.00

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