MOUNT EDWARD MUIRKIRK VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2011

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MOUNT EDWARD MUIRKIRK VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2011 is available to buy in increments of 1
Winery notes (2011 Vintage)
Muirkirk vineyard is situated on Felton Road in Bannockburn on a gentle north west sloping corner. This wine is about single site expression, a small limited parcel that shows the true characters of our vineyard within one of Central Otago’s greatest sub regions.

Muirkirk Pinot Noir gives you a very textural wine, plenty of breadth and depth, with slightly darker flavours associated with bannockburn yet with elegance and lightness that our Mount Edward house style brings. An elegant wine, 2011 brings a lighter more delicate style than warmer years. Definitely a wine for people who enjoyed grace over concentration. We have held this wine back for later release, by doing so the wine has gone from pure fruit with light tannins to a savoury and more herb driven wine, lots of funk developing. A super interesting and more old world than new world style pinot​."
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2011 Vintage)
"A gorgeous wine from a single site on Felton Road in the Bannockburn district; this is complex, seductive and sensual, exhibiting dark berry, game, cedar, truffle and mixed spice aromas on the nose. The palate is concentrated and plush, and offers wonderful fruit richness and velvety texture, brilliantly supported by loads of polished tannins. An outstanding rendition of the region, this is both gratifying and intriguing. At its best: now to 2021."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage)
"From vines planted in 1997 at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, the 2011 vintage was matured for a year in French oak casks (20 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep and youthful in colour, it is powerful, savoury and sweet-fruited, with notably dense, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours. One for the cellar."​
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2011 Vintage)
"Full, even, ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on the rim with a brick tint. This has a firm and intensely concentrated bouquet of savoury dark-red cherry and berry fruit packed with a complex amalgam of dried herbs, whole cluster stalk notes and nutty oak. This has richness, density and secondary complexity on the nose. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fresh and lively with plenty of power and underlying drive. The vibrantly rich dark-red berry and cherry fruit is intermixed with complexing dark herbs and whole bunch stalk detail, and nutty oak elements. The fruit is framed within a structure composed of fine-grained, powdery tannin extraction, and enlivened by mouthwatering acidity. This has plenty of body and presence, and carries to a long, rich, sweet-fruited and well-textured finish. This is a rich, vibrant, well-structured Pinot Noir with succulent dark fruits and complex herb, stalk and nutty notes, the wine showing some secondary flavour development. Match with lamb, beef, venison and semi-hard cheeses over the next 7-9+ years. Clones 5, 6, Abel and MS, from the ‘Muirkirk’ vineyard, Bannockburn, vines planted from 1996, indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in seasoned French oak. 307 cases made."
92/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (2011 Vintage)
"​Pale to medium ruby with a hint of purple, the 2011 Muirkirk Pinot Noir has an earthy / herbal laced nose over a core of cranberry, Bing cherries and wild strawberries. Medium bodied with a fresh, red berry character with plenty of earthiness, it gives a long herb laced finish."


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