Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 20-Sep-2015
Very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is initially restrained, but opens to show aromas of ripe, dark raspberry fruit with very fine savoury whole bunch stalk and violet perfumes, the aromatics building to form a deep core with good intensity and penetration. Medium-full bodied, the palate features juicy and sweet flavours of dark raspberries entwined with subtle, savoury nutty, stalk, herb and mineral nuances. This is elegantly concentrated with fine-grained tannins and fresh, lacy acidity lending a refined, lively mouthfeel. Harmoniously melded nuances of raspberry liqueur, red liquorice and violet florals unfold and are carried to a long, fresh, sweet finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, bright and juicy Pinot Noir with raspberry, red liquorice flavours and subtle savoury detail, and a fine-structured mouthfeel. Match with duck, pork, lamb and venison over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 5 and Abel, from the ‘Home Block’, Gladstone, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunches to 14.5% alc., the wine on skins for 3 weeks and aged 12 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 18.0+/20 Sep 2015 RRP $34.00

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