Bladen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jun-2018
Bright red colour with dark hues at the heart, a little lighter on the edge with garnet tints. The nose is full with good volume and breadth of dark-red and black-berried fruits along with black plum elements and a fine thread of dark herbs. The fruit has depth, penetration and presence, unfolding black cherry and oak notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate has elegantly concentrated, sweet and juicy flavours of dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit, along with subtle notes of dark herbs. The fruit is luscious and slippery, and forms a fine core, and is supported by supple, finegrained tannin extraction and lacy acidity. This has vibrancy and freshness, and the flavours carry smoothly to a lingering cherry and berry fruited finish. This is a sweet and juicy, elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit along with dark herbs and fine, supple tannins with vibrancy. Match with duck and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Bladen’ vineyard, destemmed and fermented, partially by indigenous yeasts, with a good proportion of whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak, then given a further 4 months on lees in tank. 17.5+/20 Jun 2018 RRP $35.00

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