Tankersley Estate Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 24-Jan-2016
Dark ruby-red colour with light purple hues, paler on the edge. This has a full, solid and well-packed nose with rich, ripe, dark red berryfruit aromas harmoniously melded with subtle whole berry, fragrant stalk elements, thyme herb notes and violetty floral fragrances. Medium-full bodied, gently rich fruit flavours of dark red berry and cherry fruit show with subtle stalk and thyme herb layers, unfolding lifted florals. The palate has vibrancy and sweetness with balancing fine-grained tannins lending underlying structure and body. The acidity is integrated and provides energy. The wine carries to an elegant, moderately lingering finish of berryfruit, florals and herbs. This is a rich, sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with herbal and floral detail and fine structure. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Pinot Noir fruit, clones 115, 667, 5 and Abel, from the ‘Tankersley Estate’ vineyard, on the Cromwell-Wanaka Road, indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in French oak. 18.0+/20 Jan 2016 RRP $TBC

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