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12 Pinot Noir

Rich ripe plum, berry and subtle forest floor aromas marry together for a smooth medium bodied Pinot Noir. The palate shows persistent rich cherry/plum flavours and mild spicy oak making an enjoyable and easy drinking wine.

Technical notes

Harvest Date March & April 2012
Alcohol 13.5%
Total Acidity 6.2 g/l
Residual Sugar 1.16 g/l
Bottling Date 2 April 2013

Awards

SILVER - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014
SILVER - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014
SILVER - Marlborough Wine Show 2014
BRONZE - Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015
BRONZE - Easter Show Wine Awards 2014
BRONZE - International Cool Climate Wine Show 2014
BRONZE - New World Wine Awards 2014
88/100 - Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
“Deepish red colour, with purple tinges and a fresh cherry cough medicine type aroma. It's bright, fresh, clean and simple to taste, with a firm and bold flavour which lacks complexities, but is well turned-out. There is some sweet fruit succulence on the palate before the tannins ride in on the finish.”
88/100 – Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com, October 2013
“Bright raspberry and cherry fruits on the nose here. Straight-forward pinot noir character. The palate follows suit with a flurry of fine, brisk tannins, raspberry-fruit flavour and a tangy finish. Drink now.”
87/100 - Wine Spectator Magazine, Oct 2014
4 Stars & 88 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2017
The wine combines attractive fruit flavours with bottle matured complexity, showing lifted aromas of dark cherry, smoked game, truffle, nutmeg and floral on the nose. The palate is beautifully rounded and silky, and offers sweet berry notes together with rich savoury undertones, nicely framed by polished
tannins.
3.5 STARS - Cameron Douglas MS, May 2015
“Generous fruity bouquet with light red fruit aromas of red cherry and red apple skin laced with a stony mineral quality. On the palate – dry and lightly savoury with stony mineral laced red fruit flavours as above; medium+ acidity and finish with fine tannins; overall balanced and well made.”
3.5 STARS - Winestate Magazine, Jul/Aug 2014
REVIEW - Peter Saunders, Independent Wine Writer
“Very good Pinot, avoiding heaviness but allowing the fruit to meld with the oak and tannin to give us a lovely food wine, Texturally very appealing, the fruit characters emerging perfectly with a mouth-feel of subtle and positive depth. Ready from now on, into 2017.”

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