Leveret Estate ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Oct-2014
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on edge. The nose is full and broad with powerful aromas of ripe black cherry and berry fruit and dark plums infused with spicy new oak. Some liquorice and dark red florals unfold, adding layers of decadent interest. Medium-bodied, this has a concentrated core of dark raspberry fruit with sweet plum notes that fill the palate with richness. Some herb and floral perfumes lift the wine, with liquorice, spice and oak layers blossoming as the wine flows. This has plenty of extract, with supple tannins and fresh, lacy acidity balancing the fruit richness. The wine leads to a lively finish with plum and spicy oak nuances. This is a rich, plush, significantly oak-spiced Pinot Noir with plenty of structure. Serve with Middle Eastern lamb dishes over the next 5+ years. Two parcels of clone 10/5 fruit from 6 y.o. vines from the ‘Top Pines’ block of the ‘Riverview’ vineyard, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 14 days on skins and aged 15 months in 100% new French oak. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $34.95

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