Mission ‘Barrique Reserve’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-May-2017
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. This has a firm nose with good depth of bright, ripe fruit aromas of dark red cherries and berries along with subtle, fragrant red floral notes, unveiling nuances of herbs and nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate has bright and vibrant dark-red cherry and berry fruit flavours entwined with subtle herb and floral elements. Savoury detail and resinous oak suggestions add to the interest. The mouthfeel is juicy and sweet, and the fruit is balanced by fine-grained tannin structure, and fresh, lacy acidity. The wine carries with good linearity to a lingering finish of dark-red cherries, herbs and nuts. This is a rich and sweetly fruited Pinot Noir with cherry and berry flavours along with subtle floral and herb, and savoury notes on a fresh, fine-textured palate. Match with eild duck or pork over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from a single vineyard on Lake Ferry Road destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins 8 days post ferment and aged 12 months in 10% new French oak barriques. 17.5+/20 May 2017 RRP $29.00

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