Georges Road ‘Williams Hill’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 22-Feb-2018
Very dark, deep, purple-hued black-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, very youthful in appearance. The nose is deeply packed with ripe fruit aromas of black cherries and berryfruit, with black plums, hints of dark raspberries and florals, entwined with complexing dark herbs, earth and black minerals, unfolding nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has intensely concentrated, rich and ripe flavours of black cherries and berries, plums and savoury earth and mineral notes, with tar herb and nutty oak detail. The fruit is succulently sweet and enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity, and supported by fine-grained tannin structure. This has very good energy and vigour, and the wine carries with power and drive to a long and sustained finish. This is a well-concentrated, succulently ripe, black-fruited Pinot Noir with complex herb, earth and mineral notes on a fine-grained, well-structured, vigorous palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 5, 115, 667 and 777, from the ‘Williams Hill’ vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 26 days on skins and aged 16 months in 25% new French oak. 200 cases made. 18.5-/20 Feb 2018 RRP $36.00

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