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2012 Charteris The Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir

Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2020-2021)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

PJ employs some different winemaking techniques with the Winter Vineyard Pinot including 20% whole bunch and a 30% inclusion of new French oak during its 11 month maturation.

Semi translucent dark red colour with a light crimson red hue. Showing excellent intensity the nose offers up an alluring aromatic profile of ripe dark cherries and dark plum with following violet, anise and subtle clove overtones finishing with spicy cedar end notes. Medium bodied, very savoury and with ample richness and excellent power, it nonetheless shows more restraint and structure than the standard Charteris Pinot. The palate is filled with ripe dark cherry and dark plum fruit flavours over some anise, meatiness and spicy cedar. Outstanding depth with velvet smooth tannins that have good underlying structure. Exceptionally long aftertaste of ripe dark cherry, dark plum, smoky anise, meaty characters and spicy cedar. A very impressive Central Otago Pinot Noir.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc 14%