Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-May-2018
Even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple tints, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and gently packed with stylish aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with notes of raspberries and liquorice, and hints of herbs and spices. This unfolds a layer of detail with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegant in expression with a fine and tight core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with herbs, spices and liquorice. The fruit possesses richness and is enlivened by lacy acidity, and the wine carries along a very fine-featured line with very fine-grained tannin extraction. The palate has concentration and linearity, and leads to a taut finish of raspberries and liquorice. This is an elegantly concentrated, tightly bound Pinot Noir with dark cherry, berry asnd raspberry fruit and notes of liquorice, herbs and spices on a very finely-structured palate with good linearity. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. A blend of clones, mainly 5, 6, 667, 10/5 and 114, 90% of the fruit from the ‘Dakins Road’ block, destemmed with approx. 70% of the fruit fermented as whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barrels. 18.5/20 May 2018 RRP $41.00

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