Auntsfield ‘Single Vineyard’ Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Jul-2017
Dark, deep red colour. This has a rich, rounded and broad, voluminous nose with substance. The dark-red berry fruits feature, with a little floral lift and notes of dark herbs, and just a suggestion of complexing minerally reduction? Knife-edge interest here. On palate, lovely richness and mouthfilling flavours of ripe black fruits and raspberries. Sweet and fleshy, but also with a good core and plenty of balancing grip and structure. Youthful, and with time to go. It isn’t elegant, but sometime size and robustness are excellent, as here. 18.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $49.00 Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly packed and well bound with aromas of dark raspberry and black-berried fruits, unfolding notes of black plums, dark herbs and violet perfumes, and a suggestion of whole berry fermentation confectionary lift. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and sweetly luscious, primary fruit flavours of dark raspberries and blackberries. Notes of plums, dark herbs and aromatic florals and whole berry fermentation add layers to the flavour. The fruit sweetness is underlined by moderate extraction with fine-grained tannins lending a supple mouthfeel. The acidity is integrated, providing balance, and the fruit expression prevails. The wine carries to a long, lingering dark-red fruited finish with fine grip. This is a rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with youthfully aromatic dark raspberry and black fruit flavours and floral aromatics on a supple, fine-textured palate. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Clones 60% Abel and 20% each of 667 and 777, mainly from hillside sites and 5% from the flat, hand-picked, almost all destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 24% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Mar 2017 RRP $38.00

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