OMIHI HILLS ABEL BLOCK PINOT NOIR 2011

$25.99elsewhere $47.99

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A beautifully aged, very limited release Pinot Noir. A small block on the limestone rich Omihi Hills vineyard (located between Black Estate and Mountford) is planted in the Abel, aka 'Gumboot', clone. Wine-maker Theo Coles decided to keep that parcel separate as he saw the special quality of the fruit coming through. The result was ths very limited release wine and the reviews of the wine below sum up the wine beautifully.
5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2013 (2011 Vintage)
"A wine of considerable presence, this outstanding pinot shows perfumed aromas of dark cherry, plum, game, spicy oak and black truffle. The palate is concentrated and powerful, yet elegantly poised, displaying rich texture and a flowing mouthfeel, leading to a meltingly delicious finish. The wine beautifully combines fruit richness with lovely savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2022."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage)
"​The 2011 vintage was estate-grown at Omihi, in North Canterbury, and matured in one, two and three-year-old casks. A very powerful, robust red (14.5 per cent alcohol), it is deeply coloured, with dense cherry, plum and spice flavours and a firm finish. Well worth cellaring. (Note: the words 'Abel Block' are barely visible on the front label.)"
96/100 Bob Campbell, Gourmet Traveller (2011 Vintage) 
“Supremely elegant Pinot Noir with impressive underlying power. It’s a mix of red fruits, chalky mineral, dried fruits, mixed spice and nutty oak flavours.“
 


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