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Greywacke Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jul-2022
Deep ruby-red with a purple core, lighter on the rim. The nose is full, penetrating pure fruit aromas of black cherries, plums, dark herbs and spice cupboard. Medium-full bodied, mouth-filling and integrated on the palate, aromas of black cherries and plums show purity, adorned by an amalgam of spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper, alongside thyme and liquorice. The lifted spice added complexity and a prickly texture to the palate. Lacy acidity is integrated, injects freshness to the dark-toned wine, and carries fine-grained phenolics to a long, spicy finish. This is an enticing Pinot Noir with pure fruit, an amalgam of listed spices and a lengthy, fine palate. Match with lamb and wild boar over the next 8 years. Fruit from Southern Valleys and principally from Yarrum Vineyard, handpicked, hand-sorted, mostly destemmed into open-top fermenters with a percentage of whole bunches, cold-soaked, indigenous fermentation, aged in French oak barriques for 11 months, 30% new oak. 13.5% alc. 19/20 pts (95 pts) July 2022 RRP $49

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