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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
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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