Thistle Ridge North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 28-Nov-2017
Moderately deep ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with deep aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruit entwined with a subtle dark herb and savoury earth amalgam. Red florals unfold; the aromatics are harmoniously presented. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweet fruit flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruit and plums interwoven with dark and dried herbs and earthy notes. The fruit forms a fine-textured core with supple, grainy tannin extraction and soft acidity lending a roundness to the mouthfeel. The flavours carry with positive energy to a savoury red fruit and earthy finish. This is a gently full, dark-red berry fruited Pinot Noir with savoury dark and dried herb and earthy flavours on a supple, rounded palate. Match with mushroom and game meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. North Canterbury fruit fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged 10 months in seasoned French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Nov 2017 RRP $25.00

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