Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Sep-2015
Moderately dark, deep ruby-red, lighter on rim. This is full, deep and densely concentrated with rich, black berried and cherry fruits, entwined with secondary earth, game savoury nutty and minerally nuances. Lovely concentration depth and a solidly packed core of black and dark-red berry fruits. Still firm in texture and with great line and drive. This leads to a strong long lingering and concentrated savoury black-fruited finish. Some development, but no hurry here. 18.5+/20 Sep 2015 RRP $N/A Full ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a full, intense and well-proportioned nose of dark raspberry and black berry fruits intermingling with raspberry liqueur and liquorice, with nuances of herbs and toasty oak. Medium-full-bodied, this has a richly fruited palate with bold black cherry and raspberry flavours with good depth and a core, providing excellent drive and line. The fruit sweetness is enlivened by excellent acidity, and the mouthfeel is bright, juicy and lively. Fine-grained, supple tannins underline the palate, leading to a long, fine textured, but lush finish. This is an accessible, richly fruited Pinot Noir with freshness, but the fine structure to allow 5-6+ years of cellaring. Match with Asian poultry and pork dishes. Predominantly clones 115, 777 and 667 with some 5.and 10/5, mainly from the ‘Yarrum' vineyard in the Southern Valleys, hand-picked, and fermented with partial whole bunch to 14.0% alc. The wine was aged 15 months in 45% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Apr 2012 RRP $47.95

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