Decibel Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Oct-2016
Even ruby-red colour with garnet hues, a little lighter on edge. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated and firmly packed with intense red cherry fruit entwined with cedary dried herb and oak notes. Some fresh herb elements emerge and the nose is showing the beginnings of savoury secondary development. Medium-full bodied, the palate features a firm, tight core with a fine-flowing line of red cherry fruit melded with savoury and lifted cedary notes, herbs and earth. The extraction and structure is sleek and fine-textured, the light, lacy acidity and some alcohol provide energy and drive. The fruit sweetness is cut by a steely edginess, and the wine carries to a concentrated lingering, firm finish of cherries, cedar and dried herbs. This is a tightly concentrated, sleek, cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with cedary dried herb, earth and oak notes, and a firm tannin-edged flow. Match with slow-cooked game and semi-hard cheeses over the next 4 years. Clones 667, 777 and some Abel, from ‘Dodd’s’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented with 8% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged in seasoned French oak barriques. 16.5+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $40.00

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