Wycroft ‘Forbury’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 12-Oct-2011
Bright, deep, purple-red colour with youthful purple hues, this has a tightly bound, concentrated nose of vibrant dark cherry fruit and violetty perfumes, very primary in expression, backed by fine, lifted oak. Medium-bodied, the palate shows bright and intense, well-ripened, dark cherry and berry fruit flavours, with subtle and balanced oaking. The wine has very fine, velvety textures and real suppleness from moderate extraction, and freshness from good acidity. The finish has length and carries the attractive fruit sweetness. Accessible now, this will develop and drink well over the next 4-5+ years. Serve with mildly spiced Asian duck and pork dishes. Made from Dijon clones from the Wycroft vineyard, supplemented with fruit from neighbouring sites in Masterton, fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine then aged 10 months in French oak. 180 cases made. 18.0/20 May 2011 RRP $31.50

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