Clark Estate Pinot Noir 2018, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Dec-2020
Bright, light ruby-red with some depth and a garnet hue, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full, with a depth of intense aromas of Bing cherries, blackberries melded with dry herbs and baking spices, unveiling black liquorice and mint nuances under a thin layer of smoky detail. Medium-bodied, nuances of cherries, dried blackberries are aromatic; development of fragrant black tea notes binding liquorice, dried herbs and cinnamon. Subtle development of game and smoke linger to a moderately long finish. The palate is structured by fine-grained tannin extraction, smooth with a good grip and some firmness. Subtle developments complex flavours, added interest. This is a herbaceous Pinot Noir with flavours of cherries and blackberries, enriched by subtle developments and savoury details. Match with wild boar and lamb over the next 2-3 years. Single-vineyard fruit from Upper Wairau, fermented to 13.2% alc, aged in barrels. 17.5/20 pts (88 pts) Nov 2020 RRP $28

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