Two Paddocks ‘Proprietor’s Reserve’ ‘The Last Chance’ Earnscleugh Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-Apr-2016
Dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the edge. This has an elegantly concentrated and tightly bound nose with finely proportioned, intense aromas of black cherry fruit intermixed with liquorice, violet florals and black mineral elements, revealing subtle whole bunch stalk complexities, spice elements and oak hints. Medium-full bodied, the palate features bright and vibrant fruit flavours of black cherries, liquorice, spices and minerals which intensify, forming a concentrated core. The mouthfeel has acid vitality and tension, and significant fine-grained tannin structure, flowing with powerful linearity. Black florals, oak toast and reductive mineral detail unfolds and caries to a concentrated, long-lingering finish. This is a concentrated, elegant and finely structured, vibrant black-fruited Pinot Noir with mineral and liquorice complexities. Serve with lamb, beef and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Clones 115 and 5 from the 3 ha ‘The Last Chance’ vineyard in Earnscleugh, vines planted in 1998, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with one-third whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in one-third new French oak barriques. 150 dozen made. 19.0/20 Apr 2016 RRP $75.00

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