Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 25-Apr-2017
Even ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with slight garnet hues. The nose is full, broad and voluminous with deep and complex aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruits melded with dried herbs and whole bunch stalk detail, along with nuances of undergrowth, earth and mushroom suggestions. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with rich and sweet flavours of savoury red berry fruit interwoven with layers of complex dried herbs, whole bunch stalk detail and notes of undergrowth. The flavours unfold to fill the mouth, and are supported by fine-grained tannin extraction. This has fresh, lacy acidity and some underlying alcohol drive that carries the wine to a long, lingering, savoury and complex finish. This is a sweetly rich Pinot Noir with complex flavours of savoury red fruits, dried herbs and undergrowth on a finely extracted, lively palate. Match with game meat and casseroles over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 5 and Abel from the ‘Home Block’, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins for 3 weeks and aged 12 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 18.5-/20 Apr 2017 RRP $39.00

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