Pinot Noir 2009
Layered flavours of red cherry, spice and plum are superbly balanced with French oak, giving length to the finish.Download Full Winemaker Note
On release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine has enticing, lifted fruit aromas of red cherry, red berry fruits, cinnamon, anise and cedar with a touch of a savoury, meaty character.
The wine is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe black cherry and sweet red berry fruits along with delicate spice characters. The palate is sublimely soft with silky tannins. The back palate displays slight warmth while subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cedar add to the overall complexity of the wine.
This wine has been crafted for immediate enjoyment but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2014.
|Residual Sugar:||1.12 g/L|
|Wakefield Estate||Pinot Noir||2009||Shanghai International Wine Challenge||2010||Silver|
Reviews for 0
n/a, Winestate, April 2010
Black wine - very different style, with lively purple fruits and hints of violets and chocolate.
Food and Beverage world.com, December 2010
Aromas of red fruit combine with notes of bacon, earth and spices on the nose. A sop reveals bright flavours of cherry, cranberry and plum, accented by earthy spice. Lively and somewhat layered, it's not for folks that want smooth and supple. If you like pinot with a little kick however, this is a good value to try.
Winestate, January 2011
'Blockbuster' with great varietal example fresh, vibrant plum/with a subtle and refined cherry aromas and a bouquet and soft, seamlessly integrated, velvety tannin palate savoury palate - slightly layered with powerful, drying and chewy, with strawberry-like flavours savoury characters.
Joelle Thomson, Drinks Biz, September 2011
Made by Wakefield Senior Winemaker Helen McCarthy, this wine has a distinctive minty aroma, which translates through to a very different style of Pinot Noir than most New Zealanders are accustomed to. It's a masculine style of wine with big body and dark red fruit flavours.