Tussock Nelson Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 01-Nov-2013
Moderately deep and dark ruby-red colour, lighter on rim with some purple hues. This has a full, solid and robust nose of savoury red berry fruits with dried herb and undergrowth elements, along with whole bunch stalk and red floral perfumes, all intertwined and integrated. Medium-bodied with good presence and weight, a solid, rounded core of red plum and savoury red fruits unfolds mushroom, dried herb and secondary undergrowth complexities. The flavours are subtly luscious and rich with an underlying alcoholic power providing drive. A fine tannin textural thread and softening tannins are in support, carrying the flavours to a warm, lingering finish. This is a full, solid and warm Pinot Noir with secondary undergrowth and whole bunch complexities. Match with wild pork or rabbit over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 115, 777, 667, Abel and Pommard, from the ‘Mahana’ vineyard, given an ambient soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine given 25 days skin contact and aged 9 months in 10% new French oak barrels. 17.5/20 Nov 2013 RRP $19.90

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