John Forrest ‘Collection’ Southern Valleys Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-Dec-2018
Full, even, dark garnet hued red colour, lighter on the edge with a little bricking. The nose is elegantly presented with a firm core of ripe dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark herbs. This has very good depth and intensity, and unfolds a little savoury secondary complexity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich and concentrated, vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red and black berried fruits forming a fine and firm core. The fruit has intensity and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction lending plenty of drive, grip and mouthfeel. The flavours carry to a lingering finish with nuances of black fruits. This is a sweet and lusciously rich, concentrated black-fruited Pinot Noir with very good depth and intensity underlined by plenty of fine-grained structure and drive. Match with beef, lamb and venison dishes over the next 6+ years. Clones 5 and 777 fruit from wines 12 y.o., from the Brancott Valley with 12% of the fruit from Bannockburn, Central Otago, fermented partially with indigenous yeasts and 10% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 30% new oak. 19.0-/20 Dec 2018 RRP $45.00

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