Whistling Buoy ‘Half Acre Vineyard’ Banks Peninsula Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 16-Jan-2018
Even, purple-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge. The nose is a little restrained with tightly bound and delicate fruit aromas of dark-red berry fruit entwined with hints of blackberries and black plums, along with subtle spicy oak, unfolding an amalgam of raspberry liqueur and violet florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned with a refined and well-bound core of dark-red and black-berried fruits. Flavours of liquorice, dark herbs and violet florals add interest and detail. The palate possesses very fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, and the wine carries smoothly along a velvety line, leading to a long, lingering finish. This is an elegant and refined, concentrated Pinot Noir with ripe dark-red and black fruits with violet florals on a fine-grained, linear palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 6+ years. Fruit from the ‘Half Acre’ vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak. 18.0+/20 Jan 2018 RRP $42.00

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