Terrace Edge Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 27-Aug-2014
Full, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a softly concentrated nose of ripe, dark red berry fruits, still quite primary in expression, with raspberry liqueur notes and a suggestion of bacon-like oak toast. Rich, dark plum and liquorice nuances emerge with aeration. Medium-full bodied, bright, lusciously juicy and sweet flavours of dark red berry fruits are entwined with spicy plum elements. The fruit is stylishly restrained but vibrant with good freshness, and the flavours are framed by fine-grained tannin extraction. The wine flows with good presence, unveiling spicy oak, leading to a very long and sustained finish with fruit sweetness and soft textures. This is a bright, juicy, well-structured Pinot Noir with rich fruit and oak spicing. It will grow in richness and interest over the next 6-7 years. Pinot Noir fruit clones Abel, 777, 667, 115 and 5 from vines planted in 2002, hand-picked and destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending up to 28 days on skins and aged 11 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Jul 2014 RRP $28.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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