Big Sky Te Muna Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 29-Mar-2018
Light ruby-red colour with some depth, paler on the edge with a little purple. The nose is elegantly concentrated with very good depth and intensity of complex, savoury dark-red berry fruits entwined with well-packed aromas of dried herbs, earth and undergrowth, and suggestions of whole bunch dried stalk detail. This has secondary development and interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and deep flavours of sweet and savoury dark-red berry fruits interwoven with a layering of dried herbs melded with earth and nutty notes. The palate has richness and the mouthfeel underlined by a fresh line of acidity. The wine flows with good power and drive along a fine-structured palate line. The wine carries to a succulent, lingering finish. This is a powerfully driven, well-concentrated and intensely packed Pinot Noir with complex secondary sweet and savoury fruit along with dried herbs and earth. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 6-8 years. Predominantly clone 115 fruit with 10/5 from the ‘Big Sky’ vineyard, with some Abel clone from ‘Pond Paddock’ fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 20% new oak. 18.5-/20 Jun 2018 RRP $37.95

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