Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Sep-2018
Dark, deep, black-hued red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with gently packed and harmoniously interwoven aromas of ripe, dark-red and black-berried fruits with subtle plum notes and nuances of spices, dark herbs unfolding a little whole bunch stalk perfume and rich nutty oak. This unfolds layers from its dense core. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, bright, lively and spicy flavours of dark-red and blackberried fruit, with plum notes and some dark herbs with nutty oak. The fruit richness is supported by plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction lending positive structure, with fresh, lacy acidity providing energy. The wine carries to a lingering, sustained finish. This is a rich and bright Pinot Noir with ripe dark-red berry and plum fruit along with spices, herbs and oak on a well-structured, fine palate with a fresh finish. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 6+ years. Fruit predominantly from the ‘Yarrum’ vineyard in the Southern Valleys, mainly clones 115, 777 and 667, with smaller amounts of 5 and 10/5, hand-picked and generally destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 40% new French oak barriques. 19.0-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $47.95

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