Leveret Estate ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Mar-2015
Predominantly 10/5 clone from the ‘Top Pines’ block in the ‘Riverview’ vineyard, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in approx. 50% 1 y.o. oak. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some youthful purple hues on rim. The nose is soft and deep with solidly packed aromas of ripe black cherries, dark red berries and plums along with minerally, earthy reduction. Medium to medium-full bodied, the mouthfeel is soft, plush and rich, with stylishly restrained black cherry, berry and plum fruit flavours. Subtle sulphide reduction and earthy nuances are integrated with the fruit. Oaking is balanced and sensitive. Supple tannins and moderate extraction provide a positive, rounded core, and the palate flows with soft underlying acidity and energy. Mineral and reductive elements emerge, combining with the black fruits and carry through to a moderately sustained finish. This is a rich, plush, black fruited Pinot Noir with a soft structure and complexing reduction. Serve with coq au vin and game meat over the next 4-5 years. 17.0+/20 Mar 2015 RRP $30.99

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