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2014 Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir

2014 Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir

94 Points Richard Caro
2014 Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir
94 Points Richard Caro

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Rounded and restrained with serious underlying complexity, this top single vineyard from Mount Edwards is a Pinot as it should be. From the closely tended organic Morrison's vineyard in Lowburn (with some vines planted in 1997) the fruit character here is lovely and ripe, filling the palate in a generous but elegant, Pinot sort of a way. But many other layers of floral, spicy, fruit and mineral themes also play a part in this eminently sophisticated wine. From a great vintage, this beauty will drink now or cellar further. Collect!

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$59.99 in mixed 6+ or $66.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Mount Edward is a small winery located in the heart of the Gibbston grape growing district, 25 km from Queenstown, in Central Otago, New Zealand. Founded in 1997, the winery was started by one of the pioneers of Central Otago wine, Alan Brady. Originally started as a small personal project Mount Edward has evolved from its humble beginnings as a stand alone Pinot Noir and Riesling producer. Today the winery has vineyards in the best sub regions of Central Otago, producing wines across a number of varieties and styles. Since 2004, winemaker Duncan Forsyth and proprietor John Buchanan, have focused Mount Edward on growing small batch premium single vineyard wines that reflect site and season. As part of this, all estate vineyards, and the winery itself, are certified organically. Only 286 cases were made from the Morrison vineyard, located in the Lowburn subregion of Central Otago from 15-year-old Pinot Noir vines and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2013 vintage)

"Distinctly different to the regular label, with greater purity and a stronger focus of sweet plum and cherry flavours. There is also a fine wet stone/mineral influence and a subtle seasoning of fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. Impressive wine that gives a strong sense of place."

96/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2013 vintage)

"This is elegant yet powerful and multi-dimensional, delivering perfumed aromas of red/black berry, floral, mixed spice and thyme with a hint of nutty complexity. The palate is equally delightful and intriguing with superb mid palate concentration, beautifully enhanced by fine texture and extremely long, delicately dry finish. A wine destined for a graceful future. At its best: 2016 to 2028. $65.00. www.mountedward.com. Jan 2015."

19.0-/20

"Dijon clone fruit from the ‘Morrison’ Lowburn vineyard from vines dating back to 1997, indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole clusters to13.8% alc., the wine aged 15 months in French oak, none new. Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues and light garnet on the rim. The bouquet is soft and elegant, piquant and lifted with ethereal red berry fruits interwoven with red florals, unveiling harmonious layers of complexing thyme herbs with whole cluster dried herb nuances. Savoury undergrowth, earth and mushroom detail grow in the glass. Medium-full bodied, a softly packed and concentrated core of savoury soft red berry fruits is melded with complexing dried herb, earth and whole cluster stalk notes. The fruit is rich and sweet, but balanced by fine-grained, flowery tannin grip and structure that carries the wine to a dry, refined, textural finish with an amalgam of sweet fruit, herb and floral flavours. Match with wild duck and pork and Asian fare over the next 6-8 years. 371 cases made. 19.0-/20 Jun 2015 RRP $65.00."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with LAMB
with PASTA

Taste

3

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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