The Writer’s Block ‘Heritage Block’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 07-Dec-2014
Even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a tightly bound and elegantly proportioned nose with cool and refreshing red cherry fruit infused with fresh thyme herbs and pepper, lifted by fragrant red florals. Medium-bodied, refined and elegantly concentrated fruit flavours of red cherries, fresh herbs and violet and red florals show a cooler-spectrum expression. The palate has balanced, fine-grained tannin extraction supporting the fruit, with soft, lacy acidity enhancing the bright liveliness. The wine follows a graceful core and line, leading to a pretty, aromatic, nuanced finish of cherries and florals. This is an elegantly refined, fresh Pinot Noir with cherry and floral fruit. Serve with antipasto, firm-fleshed seafood and poultry over the next 4-5 years. Clones 667, 115, 114, 777 and 10/5 from vines planted in 2002, from the ‘Leaning Rock’ vineyard, Alexandra, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 25 days on skins and aged 11 months in 20% new French oak. 100 dozen made. 17.5/20 Nov 2014 RRP $32.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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