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Pisa Range Estate Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir

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Pisa Range Estate Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir

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Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
The succulent juicy black cherry and brown spice of the region is on full display here aided by warm vanilla oak notes. Stylish ripe black and red cherry silky tannins in a medium weight frame and firm tannins to finish.
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Estate-grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, this consistently classy, enticingly scented wine is well worth discovering. Hand-picked and matured for a year in French oak barriques (one-third new), the 2009 vintageis dark, powerful and fruit-packed, with dense cherry and plum flavours. Weighty, savoury and supple, it shows lovely richness and harmony. The 2010 is outstanding. Densely coloured, it is highly concentrated and complex, yet also supple and silky, with arrestingly rich plum, cherry and spice flavours. It should be long-lived.
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Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (2009 Vintage) says
A lovely example from an excellent vintage. The wine successfully treads a fine line between opulence and elegance with plenty of dark cherry and plum flavours, plus a seasoning of spice with fruity acidity adding extra energy. A very classy wine.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep 2012
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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
An attractive, meaty pinot noir from the Lowburn area, with plenty of brambly dark cherry fruits and a smoky edge; quite ripe and juicy with abundant dark cherry and plum fruit aromas on offer. The palate s supple and easy, really ripe tannins and decent fruit concentration here. Nicely balanced and drinking well.
Good Wine Guide 2013
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Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Good judgment in the winemaking gives graceful wines with structure that carry red berries and black cherry and avoid the Central Otago fruit bomb. Beautiful balanced structure and wonderful length.
Rob Geddes MW
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
Estate-grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, this consistently classy, enticingly scented wine is well worth discovering. Hand-picked and matured for a year in French oak barriques (one-third new), the 2009 vintageis dark, powerful and fruit-packed, with dense cherry and plum flavours. Weighty, savoury and supple, it shows lovely richness and harmony. The 2010 is outstanding. Densely coloured, it is highly concentrated and complex, yet also supple and silky, with arrestingly rich plum, cherry and spice flavours. It should be long-lived.
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WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Slowly evolving Central Otago red, deep and still youthful in colour. Finely scented, with cherry, plum and spice flavours, nutty and savoury, showing excellent richness, complexity and harmony. Powerful wine for the long haul.
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Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Good judgment in the winemaking gives graceful wines with structure that carry red berries and black cherry and avoid the Central Otago fruit bomb. Beautiful balanced structure and wonderful length.
Rob Geddes MW
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
Grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, this is an enticingly scented wine. The 2007 vintage was hand-picked and matured for a year in French oak barriques (one-third new). A dense, structured style with full colour, substantial body (14.5 per cent alcohol) and impressive concentration of ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, complex and savoury, it is still fresh and vibrant, with good cellaring potential. The 2008 is another winner. A powerful, deeply coloured wine, it is mouthfilling and rich, with very ripe, sweet-fruit characters and lovely depth of cherry, plum, spice and slight liquorice flavours. Best drinking 2011+.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, this is an enticingly scented wine. The 2007 vintage was hand-picked and matured for a year in French oak barriques (one-third new). A dense, structured style with full colour, substantial body (14.5 per cent alcohol) and impressive concentration of ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, complex and savoury, it is still fresh and vibrant, with good cellaring potential. The 2008 is another winner. A powerful, deeply coloured wine, it is mouthfilling and rich, with very ripe, sweet-fruit characters and lovely depth of cherry, plum, spice and slight liquorice flavours. Best drinking 2011+.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, the 2001 is enticingly scented and supple. It's a ruby-hued wine with mouthfilling body, sweet-fruit characters, plum, cherry and herb flavours seasoned with spicy oak, good complexity and gentle tannins. The 2002 vintage was matured for a year in French oak barriques (one-third new). Crammed with dark plum and cherry fruit characters, it's a substantial, supple wine, best kept for a year or two, but already hugely drinkable.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown at Pisa Flats, north of Cromwell, in Central Otago, the 2001 is enticingly scented and supple. It's a ruby-hued wine with mouthfilling body, sweet-fruit characters, plum, cherry and herb flavours seasoned with spicy oak, good complexity and gentle tannins. The 2002 vintage was matured for a year in French oak barriques (one-third new). Crammed with dark plum and cherry fruit characters, it's a substantial, supple wine, best kept for a year or two, but already hugely drinkable.
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