Neudorf Pinot Noir Nelson 2008
Youthful, purple hue in the glass with a complex nose of cracked pepper, dark summer berries, black cherry and chocolate, combined with visceral, earthy characters, dried wild herbs and excellent but unobtrusive supporting oak. The initial savoury/ black fruit entry carries through a mouth filling, richly structured palate, the texture of soft leather. An underlying mineral acidity supports this richness, adding a certain juiciness and considerable length. Overall a wine of complexity and finesse.
Editorial Reviews for Neudorf Pinot Noir Nelson
Cocoa and toasty notes greet the nose, followed by a touch of vanilla and herbal tones over the core of deep, warm, light red fruits. The tannins really pop out in the mouth, angular if modest, and in proportion to this small-scaled, elegant wine. The mid-palate is a touch hard at times but very faceted with mineral and earth notes dominating the mid-palate before adding herbal and boysenberry notes on the sweetening finish. 89pts