Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Mar-2011
The first release of Greywacke Pinot Noir immediately stands at the top level for this variety from Marlborough. This is an outstanding wine. Medium deep ruby-red in colour, this has a soft, full, broad and open bouquet of ripe strawberries and raspberries, along with nuances of cherry liqueur and dried herbs, lifted by dark red florals. At 14.0% alc, this is medium full-bodied. On the palate the richness and lusciousness of the ripe raspberry and black cherry flavours is the feature. Fruit sweetness abounds, and spicy oak nuances add interest. But fine supple tannins and soft, fresh acidity provide balance, line and length. Made from clones 115, 777 and 667 with smaller amounts of clone 5 and 10/5, mainly from the ‘Yarrum' vineyard, the fruit was given a cold soak and a small portion of whole bunch was included in the fermentation by native yeasts. The wine was aged 14 months in 45% new French oak barriques. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 4-6 years. 18.5+/20 Mar 2011 RRP $46.95

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