12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Oct-2014
Light ruby-red colour, a little garnet, lighter edged. This is soft and gently full on bouquet with dark red berry fruits along with enriching oak toastiness. An elegant wine, but with fruit sweetness and depth. Fresh acidity, and light extraction, all in balance. Some oak spice and alcohol is apparent, and the acidity emerges to lend an edginess to the mouthfeel. 4+ years. Selected from up to 21 batches, predominantly 114 and 10/5. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $26.00 Moderately deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues on rim. The nose is softly full with aromas of red berry fruits and savoury red florals, integrated with dried herb notes, the nose revealing a core of dark raspberry fruit with aeration. Light-medium bodied, juicy, savoury strawberry flavours feature on a lively, bright palate enlivened by slippery acidity. Red floral and herb nuances unfold, and the wine flows with good energy along a modestly extracted tannin line. The wine carries through to a crisp, lingering finish with red fruit notes. This is a juicy, lively and accessibly supple Pinot Noir with red fruit and herb flavours. Serve with firm-flesh fish, poultry and tapas over the next 3 years. Dijon clones, 10/5 and Abel fruit from blocks on Dakins Road along with fruit from the ‘Petrie’ vineyard, fermented with about 20% whole berries to 13.0% alc., the wine on skins up to 2 weeks post ferment and blended after 10 months maturation. 16.5/20 Sep 2014 RRP $25.00

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