Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-Jul-2014
Full, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with refined and precise aromas of ripe dark cherry and berry fruits entwined with layers of spices, dark herbs and oak toast. Complex mineral, earth and floral nuances emerge providing interest and detail. Medium-bodied, elegantly concentrated and finely proportioned flavours of dark red cherries are infused with herbs, spices and toasty oak notes. The palate has focus, precision and considerable drive, with very fine-textured tannin extraction and well-integrated, harmonious acidity. There is excellent fruit sweetness carrying the flavours, leading to a very long, lingering finish with oak toast nuances. This is an elegantly concentrated, sweet fruited Pinot Noir with focus and precision, and subtle spice and toast complexities. Match with Middle Eastern fare and grilled poultry, pork and lamb dishes over the next 5-7+ years. Clones 10/5, 5, 6, 115, 667 and 777, 85% from Parkburn and 15% from Gibbston, given a cold soak and fermented with a portion of whole clusters to 14.4% alc, the wine on skins up to 21 days and aged 10 months in 35% new French oak. 6,100 cases made. 18.5+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $49.99

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