Dog Point Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Oct-2018
Even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. The nose has softly concentrated and deep aromas of ripe dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark herbs and subtle whole bunch stalk suggestions, unfolding dark-red floral perfumes. The nose is firmly packed, but exudes richness. Medium-bodied, the palate has stylishly rich and lusciously sweet flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruits along with subtle notes of fresh herbs, dark-red florals with nuances of whole bunch stalk elements. The fruit sweetness forms a positive core which is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction with soft acidity lending freshness, enhancing the fruit richness. The wine carries to a long, soft finish. This is a stylishly rich and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry and berry fruit with subtle herb and floral notes and fine tannin structure. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. A blend of 70% Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115, 15% clone 5, 10% Abel clone and 5% clone 10/5 from the company’s ‘Settlement’ and ‘Yarrum’ vineyards, the fruit hand-picked and fully indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 35% new French oak. Certified BioGro organic. 18.5+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $47.00

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