Grove Mill Wairau Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Nov-2018
Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in expression with soft aromas of red cherry and berry fruit lifted by subtle notes of fresh herbs and delicate dark-red floral elements with some nutty oak. A little spiciness unfolds in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate has an finely proportioned presentation with moderately concentrated flavours of red cherry and berry fruit intermixed with nuances of fresh herbs and nutty oak. Red floral notes provide lift and aromatic fragrance, and spice hints add interest. The fruit sweetness is balanced by soft, supple tannin extraction and acidity that lends gentle palate freshness. The wine carries to a taut, nutty finish. This is an elegant Pinot Noir with moderately rich cherry and berry fruit with floral, nutty oak and spice detail on a supple palate. Serve with poultry and pork, and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3+ years. Clone 5, 6, 115, 777 and 667 fruit from the close-planted vines in the ’17 Valley’ vineyard, Wairau, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 18% new French oak. 17.5/20 Nov 2018 RRP $25.00

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