Saint Clair ‘Omaka Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Aug-2012
Clone 667 and 115 from a single vineyard in the Ure Valley, 45 km south of Blenheim, destemmed and given a cold soak and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 14 months in 44% new French oak barrels. Dark, deep hearted ruby-red colour. The bouquet is intense and concentrated with aromas of black berry fruits, raspberry liqueur and red liquorice with complexing hints of earth and spice, promising to reveal more. Medium-full bodied, this is concentrated and densely packed with flavours of ripe black fruits and dark raspberries, showing attractive lusciousness, enlivened by excellent acidity. The tannin extraction is very fine and the mouthfeel is supple, velvety and smooth, the wine possessing energy and brightness. Liquorice and raspberries with dark florals emerge, and the finish is long and firm, showing the potential to develop more nuance. This rich and concentrated Pinot Noir has well-ripened flavours that will become more complex over the next 7-8+ years. Match with roasted duck, pork and lamb dishes. 19.0-/20 Apr 2012 RRP $40.00

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