Wild Irishman ‘Three Colleens’ Gibbston Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 10-Feb-2014
Predominantly clone 777 with some 5 and 115, from the 480 m a.s.l. ‘Mt Rosa’ vineyard of the ‘Dennis’ family, from vines planted in 2002, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with some garnet hues on rim. The nose is fresh and elegant with vibrantly fresh aromas of red berry fruits along with an underlay of cool-spectrum herbal elements. Lifted red floral perfumes and piquant thyme herb notes unfold from a tight core and blossom in the glass. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, attractively rich, succulent and juicy red berry fruit flavours form a concentrated heart to the palate, and the fruit sweetness is enhanced by elevated acidity. A fine-grained, supple tannin line guides the flavours which reveal ethereal nuances of violets and red florals. The mouthfeel is vibrant and racy and is carried by the acidity to a very long, lingering finish with cherry fruit and herbs. This is an elegant, supple and aromatic Pinot Noir with vibrantly succulent red fruits and racy herb nuances. Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 18.5/20 Feb 2014 RRP $40.00

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