Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Apr-2018
Very dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is full, firm and solidly packed with deeply concentrated aromas of ripe black cherry and black berried fruits. The aromatics grow in depth, intensity and penetration and unfold notes of black herbs, nuances of whole bunch stalk perfumes and black minerals. This has freshness and vitality. Medium-full bodied, the palate has succulently rich and sweet flavours of ripe dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit entwined with a soft layer of dark herbs, subtle whole bunch stalk nuances, unfolding dark-red and violet florals. The fruit is vibrant and vigorous, and the sweetness is underlined by fine-grained tannin structure, with bright, lacy acidity enlivening the mouthfeel. Some raspberry liqueur notes emerge, and the wine carries with plenty of energy to a long and flavoursome finish. This is a succulently sweet and rich Pinot Noir with ripe dark-red and black berried fruit with subtle raspberry, herb and whole bunch notes on a well-structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. A blend of 84% Te Muna fruit and 16% ‘town’ fruit, all hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with 40% whole bunches to 14.2% alc., the wine spending 15 days on skins and aged 11 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 19.0-/20 Apr 2018 RRP $50.00

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