Lauregan ‘Single Vineyard’ Central Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 02-Aug-2018
Very dark, deep, near impenetrable, black-purple hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is very full and deeply packed with concentrated aromas of ripe black-berried fruits along with notes of dark herbs, earth and black minerals, unfolding a suggestion of black florals. Full-bodied, the palate has sweet flavours of black cherries and blackberries along with a savoury dark herb element. The palate unfolds flavours of dusty earth and oak with mineral elements. This has very highly extracted, firm and concentrated tannins lending a mass of structure with integrated acidity. As the wine is carried by the structure, some nutty oak emerges, and the wine flows to a very textural, grippy finish with lingering black fruit flavours. This is a fully-structured, firm, masculine full-bodied Pinot Noir with black fruits, savoury herbs, earth and minerals. Match with slow-cooked game meat and hard cheeses over the next 8-10 years. Pinot Noir fruit from the ‘Lauregan’ vineyard, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 29% new oak. 175 dozen made. 18.0/20 Aug 2018 RRP $44.95

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