Christopher Reid Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 22-Oct-2016
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black-purple hues at heart, lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. This has a firm and well-concentrated nose with sweetly ripe aromas of dark-red berry fruit with nuances of black plums, along with an overlay of spicy oak, revealing subtle notes of earth, dark herbs, liquorice and dark violet florals. The barrel work grows in presence with aeration. Medium-bodied the palate possesses rich, plush and juicy fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruit with notes of plum, along with savoury earth and dark herb nuances and plenty of oak spice showing a little hint of resin. The fruit has depth and concentration, and is supported by grainy tannin structure and extraction, with fresh acidity lending energy. The palate flows with vigour and vitality, the rich, mouthfilling flavours carried to a concentrated, lingering finish of sweet berry and plum fruit melded with oak spice. This is a vigorous medium-bodied Pinot Noir with ripe dark berry and plum fruits with savoury Martinborough earthy notes plenty of spicy oak and a grainy structure. Fruit from the ‘Home’ vineyard, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 100% new French oak, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Match with beef, lamb and venison over the next 6+ years. 18.0-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $45.00

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