Cloudy Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Apr-2018
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues, a little lighter on the edge. The bouquet is full, rich and densely packed with complex secondary aromas with layers of aromatic and savoury dark-red berry fruits, entwined with notes of dried herbs, a little undergrowth and suggestions of game, unfolding dark herbs. This has plenty of energy and life within. Medium-full bodied, the palate is softly full with harmonious layers of savoury dark-red berry fruits along with dried herbs and game, with undergrowth elements. The mouthfeel is plush, with excellent acidity adding to the lusciousness. The fruit forms a tight core with piquant intensity, and the palate is supported by very fine-grained, supple tannin extraction. The complex flavours carry to a very long, lingering finish. This is a rich, plush, seamless and savoury, complex Pinot Noir that will match mushroom dishes and game meat over the next 6+ years. Fruit from the Southern Valleys, indigenous yeast fermented with 13% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 18 days on skins and aged 12 months in 35% new French oak barrels. 19.0-/20 Apr 2018 RRP $45.50

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