Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Dec-2013
Bright, dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a very full, voluminous nose, packed with aromas of ripe, dark raspberry fruit and dark plums, along with oak spices and liquorice elements that emerge in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full, open and broad with sweet, mouthfilling and accessible fruit flavours of dark raspberries and plums with layers of oak spices, savoury whole bunch herbs and raspberry liqueur. The tannin extraction is very fine and grows in the mouth to provide significant structure to balance the fruit richness. Soft acidity enhances the fullness and combines with the tannins to carry the palate to a long, lingering finish of dark berry fruit and herbs. This is a rich, full and open Pinot Noir with fine tannin structure supporting the fruit sweetness. Match with roasted red meats over the next 5-6+ years. Dijon clones 115, 777 and 667 with some clone 5 and 10/5 from the Southern Valleys, principally from the ‘Yarrum’ vineyard, hand-picked, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 15 months in 45% new French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 Dec 2013 RRP $47.95

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