Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Jan-2015
Southern Valleys fruit, clones 115, 777 and 667 with some clone 5 and 10/5, predominantly from the ‘Yarrum’ vineyard, hand-picked and soaked, indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 40% new French oak barriques. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on edge. This has a soft and densely packed nose of ripe dark red and black berry fruit aromas, entwined with plum notes, unfolding complex, savoury layers of whole bunch stalky elements with dried herbs, and spicy and earthy detail. The bouquet is complete in expression. Medium-full bodied, mouthfilling flavours of ripe dark red and black berry fruits ae melded with complexing dried herb and whole bunch stalky aromatics. The fruit is enlivened by lacy acidity and supported by fine-grained, flowery tannins that provide a growing structure and mouthfeel. The extract carries the wine to a textured, lingering finish with nuances of savoury red fruits and dried herbs. This is a rich and softly layered, complex Pinot Noir with the structure to see it develop over the next 6-8 years. 19.0-/20 Jan 2014 RRP $47.95

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