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Terrace Edge Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date - 23-Jul-2018

19-/20

Darkish ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and initially a little restrained in expression, but growing to show good depth and presence with a core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit with some raspberry liqueur notes, dark herbs and dark-red florals unfolding a hint of minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with sweet and spicy flavours of dark-red berry fruits that fill the mouth. The fruit has notes of dark-red plums and liquorice, entwined with florals and mineral elements, forming a deep, well-packed, ripe, rounded heart. The tannin are ripe and the structure balances the fruit sweetness with its extraction and grip. The wine flows positively to a fulsome, sweetly rich, lingering finish. This is a sweetly rich and ripe Pinot Noir with flavours of dark raspberries, with notes of liquorice, plums and dark herbs on a well-balanced and structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-7+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 5, 777, 667, 115, Abel and 10/5, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new French oak. Certified BioGro organic. 19.0-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $32.00

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