One Off Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-May-2015
Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full and up-front with aromas of ripe, dark red berry and black cherry fruit entwined with black plum, savoury herb and stalk-like whole bunch aromas, along with lifted violet florals and a suggestion of oak toast. The fruit is focussed and grows in concentration in the glass. Medium-full bodied, full, sweet and lusciously rich flavours of dark red berry fruits and plums are melded with layers of savoury herbs and spice notes. The fruit is supported by grainy tannin extraction providing good mouthfeel and structure, building to form a deep and well-packed core. The richness and grip is balanced by lively acidity, and the wine flows with vitality and energy to a firm, dry, lingering finish with cherry notes. This is a full, up-front, black fruited Pinot Noir with savoury herb elements and a deep, grainy structure. Match with pork, beef, lamb and semi hard cheeses over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the Te Muna Road district, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole clusters to 13.8% alc., the wine spending 10-15 days on skins post ferment and aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.5-/20 May 2015 RRP $31.99

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