Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 10-Jul-2018
Dark, even, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, paler on the edge. The nose is elegantly presented with tightly bound and firm aromas of ripe blackberry and cherry fruit entwined with subtle notes of dark herbs and liquorice, and a soft layer of mineral reduction. This is fresh and poised with intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate has a sweet core of ripe black cherry fruit entwined with dark herbs and hints of liquorice and red florals, along with nuances of minerally reduction. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction which allows the fruit sweetness to feature, but provides good structure and grip. The wine carries with good linearity, leading to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a sweetly-fruited Pinot Noir with a fine, concentrated core of black cherry fruit with liquorice and minerally reduction on a fine-textured palate with good structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 90% of the fruit predominantly from Prophet’s Rock ‘Rock Point’ vineyard, hand-picked, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 15% new French oak barrels. 1,951 cases made. 17.5/20 Jul 2018 RRP $32.99

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