Terrace Edge Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 13-Oct-2012
Abel, 777, 667, 115 and 5 clone fruit, from vines 8 y.o., fully destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc. The wine spent 21-28 days on skins and was aged 11 months in 25% new French oak barriques. Dark, moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on rim with slight purple hues. The bouquet is deep with aromas of dark red cherry fruit intermingling with savoury dark herbs and earthy, mushroom notes along with notes of brown spices, oak and red florals. Medium-full bodied, savoury red berry and cherry fruit flavours merge seamlessly with subtle game, mushroom and dried herb flavours complex with undergrowth notes. The palate has good body and presence, with lacy acidity providing poise and freshness. The tannins are fine and supple, and quite reserved, but build to softly carry the flavours to a finish with growing power, liveliness and length. This is a softly dense Pinot Noir with layers of savoury red fruit and subtle, underlying structure. Serve with pasta, risotto and pork over the next 4-5+ years. 18.0/20 Oct 2012 RRP $29.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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