2012 Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir
- Central Otago NZ
- Pinot Noir
Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a slightly cloudy red hue. Rising out of the glass are perfumed violet like scents followed by some red cherry, red liquorice, forest floor, fresh herb and light spicy cedar notes. Light in body, vibrant red cherry and winter strawberry fruits are underpinned by an energised iron mineral like infused acidity. Notions of earth, fresh herbs and spicy cedar ensue. Bright lively finish with slightly chalky, structured tannins and a focused red fruited aftertaste that has a linear feel to it.