Babich ‘Black Label’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 05-Jul-2016
Dark-hearted ruby-red colour with lighter garnet on the rim. The nose is full and soft with ethereal red berry fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries entwined with red florals and nuances of dark herbs at the core. Layers of oak spices and liquorice emerge in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate features spicy dark-red berry and cherry fruit flavours along with notes of red liquorice, framed by grainy tannin extraction and grip. Integrated acidity lies in the background, and the softness allows the extraction fill the mouth lending a dry-textured line. However the fruit core of red cherries and liquorice carry the wine to a long, spicy, sinewy finish. This is a spicy red cherry and berry fruited Pinot Noit with plenty of grainy extraction and a sinewy finish. Pinot Noir fruit, 80% from the ‘Cowslip’vineyard , Waihopi, and 20% from the ‘Headwaters’ vineyard, Renwick, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak barriques. 17.5-/20 Jul 2016 RRP On-premise only.