Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 31-Oct-2017
Ruby-red colour with some depth, and garnet hues on the rim. This has an elegantly proportioned nose with finely presented aromas of dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with a harmonious amalgam of plums, dark herbs and nuances of red florals and subtle spicy oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is soft and refined with rich flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit entwined with red floral and plum elements, along with a balanced layering of spicy oak and dark herbs. The flavours form a good heart and the flavours are gently mouthfilling, underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction in the background, and integrated acidity. The flavours carry to a lingering, soft finish of fruit and oak. This is an elegantly proportioned Pinot Noir with a balanced palate of red cherry and berry fruit with plum, herb and spice interest on a fine-grained palate. Serve with duck and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. Predominantly clone 777 and Abel fruit, almost all from the company’s Dakin Road vineyard, partially indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 5% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine on skins 2-3 weeks and aged 10 months in 25% new French oak. 18.0/20 Nov 2017 RRP $42.00

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