Giesen Uncharted Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Dec-2020
Deep, purple-hued ruby-red with some transparency, lighter on edge. The nose is soft and fragrant, nuances of dark shaded plums, cherries, melded with earth, deep florals, spices and an alluring bonfire smokiness. Medium-full bodied, the palate is clean with a sense of purity, aromas of black cherries, plums have a good core, unfolding thyme, violet, black pepper. The fruit is succulent, nuances of earth, liquorice provide a savoury balance and interest, broaden the palate. The finish is bright with vitality, supported by integrated acid. Fine-grained, velvety tannin form a fine structure, along with subtle barrel smokiness, lends an elegant, sustained finish. This is a dark-fruited Pinot Nor with complexing details on a fine structured velvety palate. Match with venison sausages and boar over the next 3-5 years. Fruit from Southern Valley, fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 13.2% alc, aged in French oak barrels, 24% new oak. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Dec 2020 RRP $29.99

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