Lawson’s Dry Hills ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2015
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with black hues and some purple on rim, youthful in appearance. This has a full, deeply vinous nose with soft, ethereal fruit aromas of ripe black cherry and dark red berry fruits that build in depth and layering to show spicy plums, liquorice, savoury game, earth, balsamic and cedary oak complexities. The aromatics are harmoniously interwoven and brooding at the core. Medium-full bodied, the sweet and succulently lush flavours of dark red berryfruit, cherries and spicy plums fill the mouth, revealing layers of complexing detail with savoury dark herbs, balsamic spices and cedary, nutty oak. The mouthfeel has a refreshing, lacy acid cut providing tension and energy, and the fruit is supported by integrated, fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction. The wine carries to a very long, lingering, spicy and nutty nuanced finish. This is a subtly rich and complex layered Pinot Noir that reveals its character with aeration. Match with venison and game meat over the next 6-7+ years. Clones 5, 115, 114, 667 and 777 from the ‘Barnsley’ and ‘Lawson’s Dry Hills ‘ vineyards destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., some of the wine given extended time on skins, the wine aged 9 months in 25% new French oak barriques. This is a barrel selection. 19.0-/20 Jul 2015 RRP $28.99

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