2014 Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir
Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Fairly ripe, dark red fruits - perhaps raspberry and cranberry - some earthy touches, full-bodied, and nicely tannic on the finish.
$37.79 as part of a mixed case.
20+ bottles available.
"This vintage has produced a Pinot Noir displaying opulent rich aromatics; lush dark fruits of the forest dominate the aroma and these are underpinned by sweet brown spice notes. The wine displays lovely elegance and flow with striking precision and clarity. On the palate it kicks off with a plush dense fruit of the forest entry, this plushness then moves beautifully into the mid palate, after which fine elegant textural tannins frame fruit and acidity on a lengthy finish."
"90 pts ... Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Bannockburn Pinot Noir has expressive mulberry, black cherry and warm plum notes on the nose with touches of mint, cloves and chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied with mouth-filling black fruit flavors supported by a medium level of grainy tannins and just enough acid, it finishes long."
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