Brancott Estate ‘Letter Series – T’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Nov-2015
Clone 777 and 5 fruit predominantly from the ‘Brancott’ vineyard terraces, destemmed and fermented to 14.2% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 57% new French oak barriques. Dark ruby-red colour with light purple hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is full with softly presented, but deep aromas of dark raspberry fruit along with nuances of dark-red plums, interwoven with nuances of dark herbs, red floral detail and minerally complexities, unfolding some whole berry fermentation confectionary suggestions. Medium-full bodied, rich, juicy and plush raspberry, black cherry and plum fruit flavours are melded with black and violet florals, spicy and dark herbal elements and some fruit-pastille whole berry fermentation notes. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannins providing a firm line, and fresh, lacy acidity lending liveliness, sweetness and drive. The wine flows to a long finish that blossoms in plum notes, florals and spices. This is a rich and plush, sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with fine tannin line and fresh acidity. Serve with duck, pork, lamb and beef over the next 5-6 years. 18.5/20 Nov 2015 RRP $33.20

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