Bladen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Sep-2015
Even garnet-red colour, lighter on rim with a suggestion of bricking. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated with fresh red berry fruit and red floral perfumes entwined with liquorice and subtle herbal and mineral elements, the aromatics building in intensity with aeration. Medium-bodied and slender in presentation, the fruit is restrained in expression, showing moderately sweet and succulent flavours of red cherries and red florals. The mouthfeel is balanced with fresh and lively acidity, and modestly extracted, fine-grained tannin extraction. This has good linearity, and the palate carries to a fine-textured, firm and dry finish with liquorice and spice nuances. This is an elegant and slender Pinot Noir with some fruit sweetness, and a fine, dry finish. Match with firm-fleshed fish, and poultry dishes over the next 3+ years. Fruit from Conders Bend Road, Renwick, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in French oak barriques. 15.5+/20 Sep 2015 RRP $33.00

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