Jackson Estate ‘Somerset’ ‘Single Vineyard’ Waihopai Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jul-2018
Even red colour with slight garnet hues, lighter on the rim with a suggestion of bricking. The nose is full and voluminous with ethereal aromas of savoury red berry fruit entwined with dark and dried herbs, along with whole bunch stalk perfumes and a little game. The aromatics are expansive with a fine core. Medium-bodied, the palate has mouthfilling ethereal flavours of savoury strawberry and cherry fruit with an array of red florals. The wine has a very fine core and heart underlined by very fine-grained, powdery tannin providing plenty of texture, structure and fine grip. Whole bunch stalk flavours and dried herbs with a little game emerges forming a complex layering, and the wine flows with good lacy acidity to a long, elegant finish. This is an ethereal and voluminous Pinot Noir will a full and complex aromatic profile with savoury dried herbs, whole bunch notes and game on a very fine-grained palate. Match with game bird dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit, clones 667, 777 and 114 from the ‘Somerset’ vineyard, Waihopai, indigenous yeast fermented with 15% whole bunches and a high proportion of whole berries to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 15% new French oak. 256 cases made. 19.0-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $48.00

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