Wanaka Road Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 22-May-2013
Full, purple-hued ruby-red, a little lighter on rim. This has a full and gently voluminous bouquet of lifted, ripe, dark red berry fruits and red florals at the core unfolding aromas of dried and fresh herbs and nuances of pepper. Medium-bodied, the fruit expression is soft and matty, with savoury red berry fruits entwined with dried herbs, spices and pepper, unfolding some whole bunch stemmy complexities. A little alcohol warmth is apparent, adding a roundness to the mouthfeel. There is good palate line and growing textures from fine-grained tannins, and fresh underlying acidity that leads to a light and lacy, moderately sustained finish. This is a soft-fruited Pinot Noir featuring fine textures. Serve with mushroomy risotto and pasta dishes over the next 4+ years. Mainly clones 667 and 777 from Lowburn and Gibbston, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.8% alc. with approx. 10% whole bunches, the wine aged 9 months in 25% new French oak. 17.0/20 May 2013 RRP $33.50

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