Lauregan Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 14-Jun-2016
Very full, deep, impenetrable black-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has a fully concentrated and packed bouquet with vibrant and aromatic black berried fruits along with black plums, iron-earth minerals and some oak char. The nose has richness, firm intensity and great vitality. Full-bodied, the palate possesses rich, luscious and succulently ripe flavours of black-berried fruits with plums and dark florals suggestions, iron-earth minerals and toasty oak. The mouthfeel is fulsome with a powerfully driven core. This has considerable extract, the tannins fine-grained lending a degree of finesse. Fresh, balanced acidity enlivens the flow and provides liveliness to the fruit, and the wine carries to a very long, rich, dry-textured finish. This is a rich and powerful black-fruited Pinot Noir with iron-earth and mineral notes and great vitality. Match with roasted game meat dishes over the next 8+ years. Pinot Noir fruit from the ‘Lauregan’ vineyard, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in one-third new oak. Approx. 150 dozen made. 18.5/20 June 2015 RRP $40.00 Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, near impenetrable, youthful in appearance. The nose is full, rich, and solidly concentrated with ripe fruit aromas of blackberries, dark raspberries and dark red plums, unfolding liquorice, spicy oak, lifted violet florals, and complexing dark herb and earthy nuances. Full-bodied, this is mouthfilling and fleshy, with ripe fruit flavours of blackberries, dark red plums, liquorice and spicy oak featuring on the palate. The fruit is encased by fulsome tannin extraction and structure, providing a firm and blocky, concentrated core. This is densely packed with ink and mineral nuances, and the wine has power driving the wine to a strong, sustained finish. This is a rich and sweetly ripe, black-fruited Pinot Noir with considerable structure, size and power. Match with casseroles, game meat and hard cheeses over the next 6 – 8 years. Pinot Noir fruit from the ‘Lauregan’ vineyard, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in one-third new oak. 18.0+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $40.00

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