Gibbston Valley ‘Glenlee’ Central Otago Gibbston Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 24-Oct-2017
Dark ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with a soft, but densely packed core of dark-red cherry fruit entwined with fragrant dark-red and violet florals, complexed by subtle fresh and dark herb notes and nuances of whole bunch stalk elements. This has good depth and intensity, and beautiful perfumes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is sweetly rich with dark-red cherry and berry fruit with plum notes, interwoven with violet florals. Subtle dark herb and whole bunch stalk detail, with hints of spicy oak add interest and complexity. The fruit is underlined by soft, fine-grained tannin extraction that allows the fruit to show some plumpness and opulence. The flavours are mouthfilling and carry gently to a soft, aromatic finish of dark fruits, florals and spices. This is a sweet, rich and plush Pinot Noir with dark berry fruit, subtle herb detail and spicy oak elements on a soft-textured palate with a degree of opulence. Hand-picked fruit, clones 115, 777 and 114, from the close-planted ‘Glenlee’ vineyard, Gibbston, indigenous yeast fermented with on average 20% whole clusters to 14% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 26% new French oak. 19.0+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $65.00

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