Corofin ‘Settlement Vineyard – East Slope’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-May-2015
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly presented and tightly bound with a concentrated core of savoury red berry fruits entwined with whole bunch stalk and herbal interest, nuances of minerals and reductive detail. This has good depth and intensity, the aromatics showing excellent clarity. Medium-bodied, tightly concentrated flavours of dark red cherry and berry fruit are layered by complex, savoury herb and whole cluster intricacies. The palate is firmly packed and taut, with a sinewy mouthfeel, based on fine tannin extraction. The fruit has plenty of sweetness and vibrancy, and is enlivened by good lacy and crisp acidity, and the wine is carried by the structure and energy to a long, lingering finish. This is an elegant, savoury and complex Pinot Noir with subtly funky interest. Match beef, lamb and venison, and Mediterranean fare over the next 5-7 years. Dijon clone fruit from the ‘Settlement’ vineyard, Omaka, indigenous yeast fermented with approximately 30% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 2-3 y.o. seasoned French oak. 18.5/20 May 2015 RRP $45.00

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