Ballochdale Awatere Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Jul-2016
Moderately deep garnet-red colour, lighter on the rim with a hint of bricking. The nose is concentrated and firm with finely presented aromas of red cherries tamarillos, dark herbs, some cooler spectrum stalk and pepper notes, unfolding secondary, savoury dark raspberry elements and nuances of toast oak. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses soft and light flavours of red cherries infused with herbal and savoury secondary stalk elements. The fruit has a gentle sweetness and richness and the palate a harmonious texture with balanced extraction and light background acidity. As the wine floes, some toasty oak unfolds and carries to a soft, lingering finish of red fruits, herbs and oak. This is a smooth and harmonious Pinot Noir with red cherry fruit flavours along with secondary savoury herbal and stalk notes and toasty oak detail. Match with herb-marinated, roasted poultry and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. Clones 115, 667, 777 and 5 from the ‘Ballochdale’ vineyard, hand-picked, fully destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 20-25% new oak. 300 dozen made. 17.0+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $34.00

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