Greystone ‘Thomas Brothers’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 12-Mar-2017
Dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, showing good depth, a little lighter on the rim. This has a firmly concentrated nose with a rounded core of ripe dark-red berry fruit entwined with nuances of red plums, along with subtle notes of herbs and lifted dark-red and violet florals in a beautifully harmonious amalgam. Medium full-bodied, the palate is rich and sweet-fruited with flavours of dark-red berry fruits and red plums lifted by red and violet florals. Layers of herbs and savoury earthy detail unfold adding interest. The palate builds in mid-palate richness, flowing smoothly, revealing considerable tannin extraction, the textures very fine-grained and flowery. A fine edge of acidity provides energy and tension, leading to a long, lingering, elegantly proportioned finish of sweet red fruits. This is a rich, sweet, red-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle complexing floral herb and earthy detail, considerable extract, and excellent energy. Match with poultry and pork, lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 7-9 years. Clones 5 and 115 from ‘The Brothers Block’ hand-picked and sorted, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented. 25% amongst the vines, to 14.0% alc., the wine spending one month on skins and aged 15 months in 70% new French oak. 251 cases made. 19.0+/20 Mar 2017 RRP $95.00

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