Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2015
Even ruby-red colour with a dark heart and lighter garnet hues on rim. The nose is elegantly presented with good volume and fine penetration, building in concentration to form a positive core of dark red berry and black cherry fruit. Subtle fresh herb and nutty oak detail unfolds with time in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate features bright, lively, lusciously juicy flavours of dark red berry and cherry fruits, along with nuances of red plums, raspberry liqueur and violet florals. The fruit is the focus here, and the plush mouthfeel is enhanced by fresh acidity and supported by background tannin structure. The wine flows with good energy and drive, revealing red florals and spice notes on a crisp, juicy, long-lingering finish. This is a bright and juicy, up-front Pinot Noir with a lively mouthfeel and balanced structure. Match with poultry, pork and most red meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777 and 10/5 from the ‘Waihopi Valley’ and ‘Chaytors Road’ sites, vines up to 15 y.o., destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in oak (mainly the Waihopi fruit) and tank (mainly the ‘Chaytors Road’ fruit.) 18.0/20 Jul 2015 RRP $23.99

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