Black Barn Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 04-Aug-2014
Fruit from a single site on S.H. 50, clone 777 fruit from 8 y.o. vines on red metal soils, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine spending 16 days on skins and aged 10 months in 1 y.o. French barriques. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, lighter on rim. The nose is fulsome with near robust fruitiness, showing ripe dark berry fruit with plums and subtle earthy and herb complexities, and spicy oak notes. Medium-light bodied, this has a soft, plush and mellow mouthfeel with flavours of dark plums and berry fruits infused with subtle herb and earth notes, all seamlessly interwoven. The tannin extraction is light, lending suppleness to the palate, and racy acidity enhances the juiciness of the fruit and liveliness of the wine. The fruit carries through to a light, textural finish. Bold on bouquet, this is a seamlessly juicy and refreshing, supple, light Pinot Noir. Match with antipasto, tapas, firm-fleshed seafood and poultry over the next 3-4 years. 100 dozen made. 17.5-/20 Aug 2014 RRP $34.90

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