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Yealands ‘Land Made’ 2016 Marlborough Pinot Noir

03 November,2017
Under Peter Yealand’s drive, Yealands Estate has made a strong commitment to sustainable winegrowing, a significant feat to achieve for the size of his operation. This is certainly commendable, as consumers are growing in awareness of caring for the environment. The ‘Land Made’ range of wines alludes to the sustainability, and the wines reflect their origins and "allow the land to tell its own story” according to Yealands. I reviewed the 2017 ‘Land Made’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Rosé in September (click here to see my reviews), and here I review the 2016 Marlborough Pinot Noir. www.yealands.co.nz

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Yealands ‘Land Made’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

16.5/20
Light ruby-red colour with a little depth and slight purple hues, pale on the rim. The nose is very elegant with delicate aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit, with lifted red florals and subtle notes of herbs with some minerally reduction. The aromatics form a tight core. Medium-bodied, the palate is slender in proportion, with fine and tightly bound flavours of sweetly rich dark-red cherry and berry fruit with soft notes of raspberry entwined with herbs and subtle minerally reduction notes. The fruit is underlined by light, fine-grained tannin extraction lending background structure. The mouthfeel has good acid energy, and the flavours carry to a lingering finish of red cherries and herbs. This is a tightly bound, sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with red cherry, herb and reductive flavours on a fine-textured, bright palate. Serve with salmon and tuna, and with poultry dishes over the next 3-4 years. Marlborough fruit fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in French oak. 16.5/20 Nov 2013 RRP $22.00
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