12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 07-Jun-2016
Dark ruby-red colour with some depth and light purple hues, paler edged. This has a fresh, firm and tightly bound nose with moderately concentrated aromas of dark raspberries along with subtle notes of dark herbs, a suggestion of minerally reduction that adds to the interest. Liquorice element emerge with aeration. Medium-bodied, the fruit is plush and juicy, though slightly reserved in aromatic expression, showing flavours of dark red berry fruit harmoniously melded with nuances of dark herbs. The mouthfeel is well-proportion with weight, a rounded core and balanced extraction, the fruit sweetness prevalent, unfolding herb and liquorice elements. The wine carries to a dry, lingering finish of raspberries and liquorice. This is a moderately rich and juicy Pinot Noir with a plush core, plenty of presence and structural balance. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. Fruit from various blocks on Dakins Road, Dijon, 10/5 and Abel clone, destemmed and fermented with 20% whole berries to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in predominantly seasoned oak. 17.0/20 Jun 2016 RRP $25.00

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