Lawson’s Dry Hills ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Apr-2018
Even ruby-red colour with some depth and light purple hues, a little paler edged. The nose is fresh and elegantly presented with gentle volume and piquant ethereal aromas of dark-red berry fruit, dark-red and violet florals and a layer of minerally reduction and fine, nutty oak. This has a taut core. Medium-bodied, the palate is fine and poised with fresh, vibrant, fragrant flavours of dark-red cherries and berries entwined with a complex amalgam of dark-red florals, minerally reduction and nutty oak. The fruit is succulent and the mouthfeel is vibrant, and enlivened by fresh acidity and supported by fine-grained, flowery tannins. This has an elegant core and line and carries to a sustained finish. This is an elegantly concentrated and refined Pinot Noir with vibrant, aromatic fruit along with complex reductive and oak notes. Match with roast duck, pork, lamb and beef over the next 5-6 years. A barrel selection wine. Clones 5, 115, 667 and 777, fruit from the company’s estate and neighbouring ‘Barnsley’ vineyards in the Waihopai Valley fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barriques and puncheons. 17.5/20 Apr 2018 RRP $30.00

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