Wooing Tree ‘Beetle Juice’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 13-Apr-2015
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has an elegantly presented and tightly bound nose of dark cherry and berry fruit infused with thyme herbs, unfolding violetty and black florals, and spicy raspberry notes. Medium-bodied, the palate features a tightly concentrated core of dark red cherry and berry fruits. Layers of herbs and liquorice unfold, adding detail and interest to the fruit sweetness. The wine follows a fine-grained, firm tannin core and line, and has underlying acidity and energy contributing to the drive and freshness. The textures and acidity carry the wine to a long, lingering finish of raspberry fruit nuanced by bitter cherry fruit and a hint of minerally reduction. This is a tightly held and elegant Pinot Noir with concentrated fruit and a fine, firm line. Match with duck, pork and lamb dishes over the next 4-5+ years. Clones 5, 6, 667, 777 and Abel from the ‘Wooing Tree’ vineyard, hand-picked, given a cold soak and fermented with 1.5% whole clusters to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months in 27% new French oak. 18.0-/20 Apr 2015 RRP $28.00

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