Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Nov-2014
Dark ruby-red with light garnet hues on rim. The bouquet is full and dense and powerfully concentrated with ripe dark berry fruits entwined with secondary bramble and earthy complexities. Full-bodied and flavoured, lusciously sweet and savoury berry, cherry and plum fruit flavours are intermixed with undergrowth and bramble interest. The palate has structure, size and grip, carrying the wine to a long finish. This is fulsome and robust, and has stepped fully into the secondary phase. 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in new and seasoned French oak 18.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $N/A Fermented to 14.0% alc. and aged 18 months in new and seasoned French oak, this has a medium deep ruby-red colour and a tight nose with somewhat shy savoury, spicy red berry fruit aromatics complexed with earth and hints of spice and oak. On palate, this is brooding and understated, the fruit waiting to emerge. This has good tannin extraction, fine textures and fresh acidity to give tension. It will need another year and a half to show its potential and be good drinking with Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine for another 4-5 years after.  17.5/20 Mar 2011

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