Bel Echo ‘Terroir – Greywacke’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Nov-2013
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on rim, youthful in appearance. The bouquet is firm with an intense and complex melding of bright dark red berry and cherry fruits with dark herbs, minerals and a spicy, cedar and resiny-oak element. Medium-full bodied, full, rounded fruit flavours of dark cherries entwined with spices, minerals and resiny oak form a concentrated and rich core. The mouthfeel is balanced with fresh, underlying acidity and fine-grained tannins that build and add to the palate weight and intensity. The flavours flow to a firm and sustained finish revealing bitter cherry nuances. This is a concentrated and firm flowing Pinot Noir with dark cherry flavours along with some spice and resiny oak. Match with roasted pork, lamb and beef over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from 65% Greywacke riverbed and 35% Broadbridge clay soils, fermented in large oak vats to 13.5% alc., 40% aged in the large vats and 60% in seasoned barrels. 17.0/20 Nov 2013 RRP $32.00

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