Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Nov-2014
Dark red colour with purple hues. The nose is rich with deep aromas of ripe dark cherry and berry fruit, along with nuances of dark plums, spices and herbs, unfolding gentle red perfumes, the initial shyness blossoming with aeration. The fruit is sweetly succulent and juicy, but is balanced by plenty of extraction. This has power with the flesh and grip, the brightness and vibrancy of the fruit emerging as the feature. This is rich, and firmly structured, and still very youthful, and has the potential to develop very well. 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in new and seasoned French oak. 19.0+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $42.00 Clones 10/5, 5, Abel, 115, 667 and 777 from vines 14-30 y.o., cropped at under 5 tonnes per hectare, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc. with approx. 10% whole cluster, the wine spending 3-4 weeks on skins and aged 18 months in 40% new French oak. Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. The bouquet is tight and harmoniously packed with aromas of ripe, dark berry and plum aromas, lifted by violetty florals, spicy oak and a touch of complexing minerally reduction. Medium-full bodied, rich and sweet, vibrantly concentrated flavours of dark red berry fruit and spicy plums are supported by very fine-grained tannin structure. The fruit is restrained and tightly bound, brooding at the core, resulting in a mouthfeel with an elegant density. Good acid tension and poise enriches the fruit and the palate flows with liveliness to a long, fine-textured, aromatic finish. This is a tightly packed, rich and finely structured Pinot Noir that will unfold greater complexity of the next 6-8 years. Serve with lamb, beef and venison. 18.5+/20 Apr 2014 RRP $42.00

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