Johner Estate Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 06-May-2018
Moderately dark, deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with a little garnet. The nose is softly full with aromas of dark-red berry fruit entwined with dark and dried herbs, nutty and slightly resinous oak, and suggestions of savoury earth, unfolding dark-red florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is open and accessible with good depth of savoury dark-red berry fruit melded with slightly resinous, nutty oak, along with dark and dried herbs and earthy interest. The fruit forms a positive core and is underlined by light grainy tannin extraction and structure, with balanced acidity. The palate has good linearity and carries to a finish of savoury red fruits and oak. This is a moderately concentrated Pinot Noir with savoury red berry fruit, nutty oak and hints of resin with earthy complexity on a grainy-textured palate. Match with wild duck and pork, and casseroles over the next 5 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Home Block;, a blend of Dijon clones and some Abel, fermented with 20% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 15 days on skins and aged 12 months in one-third new French oak. 17.0+/20 May 2018 RRP $39.00

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