Two Degrees Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 25-Sep-2014
Fruit from the ‘Two Degrees’ vineyard, Queensberry, indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 30% new French oak. Lighter ruby-red colour with some purple hues, pale on the rim. This has an elegant, tightly concentrated and penetrating bouquet, packed with aromas of dark cherry fruit entwined with dark thyme herbs and savoury whole bunch stalky perfumes, along with layers of spices and toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned and tightly concentrated, with a slender, but intense mouthfeel. The flavours of dark red and black cherries show sweetness and richness, unfolding herb and whole bunch stalk detail, spice elements and oak toast. The fruit is underlined by fine, but firm tannins and integrated, soft acidity. This has drive and energy, and the wine has a long, lively and fine textured finish. This is an elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with flavours of dark cherries, complex herb notes and toasty oak. Match with roast duck, pork, veal and hare over the next 5+ years. 17.5+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $39.00

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