Sherwood Estate ‘Waipara Collection’ ‘Nor’wester’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 22-Aug-2016
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on the edge. The bouquet is soft and elegant with complex interwoven aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit melded with secondary earthy notes, dried herbs and fresh herbs, along with suggestions of resinous and cedary oak. The nose is softly integrated and possesses density. Medium-bodied, rich and sweetly luscious flavours of savoury, ripe red berry fruits are entwined with dark plums and dark herbs and nuances of liquorice and oak. Some secondary interest is emerging. The flavours are harmoniously integrated and flow along a fine, firmly concentrated line with gentle acidity. This has a rounded core with good presence and linearity, carrying the wine to a softly packed finish of savoury dark berry fruit. This is a harmonious Pinot Noir savoury dark-red berry fruit and layers of herbs and oak, along with the beginnings of secondary complexity. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 4-5 years. Named after the prominent wind which blows in spring and early summer. Fruit from the ‘Stirling’, ‘Church Road’ and ‘Terrace’ vineyards, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 25 days on skins and aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.0+/20 Aug 2016 RRP $29.95

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