Devotus ‘Single Vineyard’ Martinborough Terrace Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 05-Aug-2016
Moderately dark ruby-red colour with a deep heart, lighter on the rim. The nose is very firmly packed, with robustly solid and dense aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruits melded harmoniously with dried herbal complexities, unfolding some earthy and whole bunch stalk layers, revealing some red floral lift with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich, sweet and juicy dark-red berry fruit flavours feature on the palate with mouthfilling breadth. The fruit unfolds layers of dried herbs, earth and whole cluster stalk elements, which are evenly melded. This is fulsome and weighty, and the fruit is supported by fine, grainy tannin structure and integrated acidity. The palate has energy and drive, and carries to a densely packed, long lingering finish with succulently rich fruit and savoury dried herb layers. This is a fulsome and near-robust Pinot Noir with succulently rich dark-red fruits and layers of savoury herb notes, and a fine, grainy structure. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6+ years. Dijon clone fruit, 667,777, 114 and 115, with Abel, from vines 21 y.o., hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 12 days on skins and aged 11 months in seasoned French oak barrels. 882 bottles made. 18.5/20 Aug 2016 RRP $42.00

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