The Writer’s Block ‘Single Vineyard’ Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 01-Dec-2017
Light ruby-red colour, paler on the edge, with slight purple hues. The nose is elegantly concentrated with aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruit with notes of black fruits. The fruit is expressed with purity and finesse, unfolding a gentle array of red florals entwined with subtle dark herb notes and spicy, nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has good depth and presence, with flavours of ripe dark-red cherry and berry fruit with black fruit elements, harmoniously interwoven dark-red florals, dark herbs, and spicy, nutty oak. The flavours form a deep hearted core, providing fruit weight and presence. The wine has good drive and flows along a fine-grained, supple-textured line, leading to a long, sustained finish. This is a dark-red and black-fruited Pinot Noir with dark herbs and spicy, nutty oak on a palate with good presence and supple structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clone 114 from a single site in Bendigo, fully destemmed and vinified in the URBN VINO urban winery in Dunedin, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in seasoned oak, 45% 1 y.o. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. 55 cases made. 18.0/20 Dec 2017 RRP $TBA

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