Monowai ‘Upper Reaches’ Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Sep-2017
Even ruby-red colour with purple hues, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegantly concentrated with good depth and concentration of dark-red berry fruit alongside notes of fresh and dark herbs, and a hint of leaf, with suggestions of minerally reduction and nutty oak notes. Medium-bodied, the palate has an elegant and finely concentrated core of sweet, dark-red berry fruit entwined with dak herbs and a complex amalgam of leaf, florals, oak and minerals. The fruit is supported by grainy tannin extraction lending a dry, textured mouthfeel with fresh acidity. The flavours carry to a lingering finish of dark fruits and herbs. This is an elegantly concentrated Pinot Noir with good depth of dark-red berry fruit with herbs and complex detail on a grainy-textured, firm palate. Give the wine another 12-18 months to come together. Serve with lamb and beef over the next 4-5 years. A barrel selection wine. Clone 777 Pinot Noir fruit from the ‘Monowai’ vineyard, vines 15 y.o., destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 30% new oak. 150 dozen made. 17.0-/20 Sep 2017 RRP $35.00

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