Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Oct-2014
Light ruby-red colour, pale on rim. The nose is tightly bound and slender in presentation. Cherryish fruit with herbal undertones, young vanish, but also with florals and lifted perfumes. Elegant again on palate, youthfully tight. Modest richness, but good linearity. Some cooler spectrum herb and stalkiness, compensated by the aromatic lift. Light background tannins, and in fact a little creaminess to the texture. 4-5 years. Abel and 10/5, cold soaked with a little whole cluster, 20 days on skins. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $39.00 Clones 5, 6, 114, 115, 667, 777, 10/5 and Abel, from a single vineyard on Dakins Road. Given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 2-3 weeks on skins post ferment and aged 10 months in 23% new French oak. Even ruby-red colour with depth, and light purple hues on rim. This has an elegant and restrained nose with a soft core of ripe red berry fruits and delicate layers of florals and earth, revealing red liquorice and cherry liqueur in the glass. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned, sweetly ripe and pure fruit flavours of red berry fruits and florals form a gently concentrated core. Some floral lift and earthy, herbal elements add interest. Fine-grained tannins and fresh, lacy acidity provide excellent balance to the fruit richness, and the wine carries through to a long, lingering, red-fruited finish. This is an elegant, fresh and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with a fine, balanced mouthfeel. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. 17.5/20 Sep 2014 RRP $37.00

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