Two Paddocks ‘The Last Chance’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 27-Jan-2013
Clone 115 and 5 fruit from the ‘The Last Chance' vineyard, Earnscleugh, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with one-third whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in one-third new French oak barriques. Full, deep, dark ruby-red with purple hues. The nose is vey finely presented with tight and concentrated aromas of black cherry fruit revealing layers of lifted violetty florals, spicy, charry oak and black plums. Medium-full bodied, concentrated black fruits and aromatic floral and spice flavours ate complexed by char and whole bunch dried herb nuances, forming an intense and elegantly proportioned palate. The flavours are supported by very fine-grained, tannins and lacy acidity, providing vibrancy, poise and tension. The flavours follow a very fine line to a very long and sustained finish with refined textures and sweet black cherry fruit. This is an elegant, black-fruited Pinot Noir with refined structure, energy and finesse. Match with roasted beef or lamb, or serve with harder cheeses over the next 6-9 years. 150 dozen made. 19.0-/20 Jan 2013 RRP $65.00 Release date: April 2013

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