Thistle Ridge Waipara Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 10-Jul-2015
Even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on edge. The nose is full and up-front with ripe dark red berry and plum fruit aromas, along with raspberry jam and fruit pastille confectionary lift, indicating whole berry fermentation. The fruit is quite primary and youthful, building in depth with time in the glass. Medium-full bodied, up-front, plush, juicy and jammy fruit flavours of dark raspberries, cherries and plums are the feature on the palate. Some bright confectionary elements and red florals lift the fruit. The mouthfeel is soft and lush, and the fruit supported by supple, mellow tannins and integrated acidity providing a smooth, rounded structure. The fruit presence prevails, filling the mouth and carrying easily to a jam and confectionary nuanced, dry-textured finish. This is an up-front, soft and juicy Pinot Noir with confectionary notes and a supple mouthfeel. Serve with antipasto, tapas and Asian fare over the next 4 years. Predominantly Dijon clone fruit fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 5 weeks on skins, with 15% of the wine aged 10 months in French oak, a small portion new. 17.5/20 Jul 2015 RRP $22.00

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