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Craggy Range (375ml), 2007, «Zebra» Central Otago Pinot Noir

Red, New World, Pinot Noir from New Zealand

Past wine – out of stock



The Zebra Vineyard is located at the northern end of the Bendigo Station Terrace, a moderately warm, dry location.  However, it is more exposed to the cool south and westerly winds that blow from the Southern Alps, and therefore the vines ripen slightly later.

Please visit our Craggy Range profile for more information on the winery.

Deep red with hints of crimson. Aromatics of rose, blackberry, coffee, spice and earthy herb notes.  The palate is brimming with vibrant florals,cherry and dried herb characters but is reined in by grainy savoury tannins and completed by supportive spicy French oak and a long flavour-filled finish.

Last tasted by us in December 2012.  A beautiful dark red with aromas and tastes of plums and dark cherries; the richness of NZ pinot rather than the austere minerality of French pinot.

  • Cutlivar

    Pinot Noir

  • Light / Heavy

    Light bodied

  • Oaked

    Lightly oaked

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Alcohol ABV

    Above 14%

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Mike John Matthews -Huffington Post
New Zealand's Central Otago has a very good recent history with their Pinot Noir's. Sitting in the cooler regions of the South Island, Pinot Noir has the ability to express itself here. Craggy Range Zebra Vineyard 2007 Pinot definitely knows how to express itself. Dark, brooding black cherry, mint and vegetal notes, imagine walking through some woodland after the rain has fallen. Where to begin with the flavours? Black cherry, blackcurrant, white pepper, spice, huge juicy acidity, soft green tannins with some minerals and slight bitter notes at the end. This wine is a cross between an old and new world style Pinot. When left to breathe for a while those fruits begin to thicken up and concentrate. This wine is already five years old. I can't wait to see how this wine will be in another five years, it's superb!

Mike's rating, 9-10

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mike-john-matthews/wine_b_2022481.html
From: kevin.dilton-hill@halfwine.com | Date: 11/6/2012 11:26 AM
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