Two Paddocks Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-Nov-2015
Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is powerfully concentrated and intense with aromas of black berry and black cherry fruit entwined with a complex amalgam of reductive mineral elements, funky stalk and stem whole cluster nuances, violet florals and cassis hints. Medium-full bodied, the palate is tightly bound with vibrant and lively fruit flavours of black berries and black cherries, complexed by subtle whole cluster herb and stalk detail, cassis and violet florals. The fruit is supported by very fine-grained tannin structure and the wine flows with good energy from ripe, integrated acidity. This has excellent, firm linearity, unveiling complex reductive mineral notes as it carries to a very long, black cherry finish. This is a tightly concentrated, sweet, black berry and cherry fruited Pinot Noir with subtle whole bunch and reductive complexities and a fine, grainy structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked fruit, 49% from ‘The Fusilier’ site, Bannockburn, 33% ‘Red Bank, Earnscleugh, Alexandra, and 18% ‘First Paddock’ Gibbston, given a cold soak and fermented with 25% whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 25% new French oak. 18.5/20 Nov 2015 RRP $55.00

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