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Pinot Noir - Paradise Single Vineyard 2009

The tasting notes

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Our Paradise Pinot Noir is a very special low production wine showcasing the very best of Domain Road Vineyard. Late in 2008 we decided that the time was right to select parts of our vineyard to produce this wine and it has now (September 2012) been released, the first vintage being 2009. Only 600 bottles have been made for 2009.

The Wine

Michael Cooper review - Deep and still fairly youthful in colour, it's a very classy Bannockburn wine, powerful, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of herbs, and excellent depth. Very savoury and complex, it's a thought-provoking wine, for drinking now or cellaring  5 Stars

Harvested in mid April 2009 from a mix of clones this wine was fermented wild and aged in French oak for 14months and bottle aged for a further 2 years. Aromas of rich dark plum with dried herbs and spices combine with hints of earthy complexity. On the palate, the wine has dense dark plum and cherry fruit with ample chewy tannin, giving the wine excellent weight and great persistence.

Food match: rabbit, duck, lamb, or sip and contemplate by itself.

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Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
TA 6.21g/l
Alcohol 14% by volume
Harvested at Mid April 2009

Raymond Chan - The ‘Paradise’ Pinot Noir 2009 (18.5+/20) was first release of a flagship wine, released as a statement in opposition to the ‘doom and gloom’ of those espousing ruin from a worsening financial state and tougher market conditions. This vintage was made from a selection of barrels given extended maturation. It’s a deeply coloured and saturated on sight with a little garnet. The aromas and flavours are intensely concentrated and packed with dark plums and spices The mouthfeel is plush and luxurious, unfolding waves of complex savoury fruits, oak and undergrowth, supported by plenty of extract and tannin at the core. Along the way, the acidity underlines the flow. The Crosbies are very careful to ensure the selection process does not detract from the ‘estate’ Pinot Noir label