Babich ‘Black Label’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Apr-2017
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose has moderately deep aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with notes of dark herbs, a little liquorice and soft oak and reductive nuances. Medium-full bodied has a rich core of dark cherry and raspberry fruit flavours unveiling spice, herb and liquorice elements. Subtle red florals and reductive elements emerge as the wine carries along a lively, energetic, grainy-textured line. The acidity leads the palate to a long juicy finish balanced by the tannin textures. This is a moderately rich Pinot Noir with cherry and raspberry flavours along with herb, liquorice and reductive notes on a grainy-textured palate enlivened by fresh acidity. Serve with poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. Marlborough fruit, 80% from the ‘Cowslip Valley’ vineyard, Waihopi, and 20% from the ‘Headwaters’ vineyard near Renwick, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in oak barriques. 16.5/20 Apr 2017 RRP On-premise only

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