Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 09-Jun-2015
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on rim. The nose is elegant in proportion and well-concentrated with aroma of ripe dark red berry fruit entwined with black cherry, plum and spicy oak. Layers of liquorice, spices, soy sauce and herbs emerge from the core with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate features rich, plush, ripe fruit flavours of dark red berries, black cherries and plums entwined with herbs, spices liquorice and pepper. The fruit succulence is enhanced by discreet acidity, and is balanced by fine-grained, supple tannin extraction. The structure has the firmness and drive to carry the flavours to a softly concentrated, long lingering finish of plums, cherries and liquorice. This is a rich, plush, dark-fruited Pinot Noir with complexing herb nuances and fine structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 667, 777, Abel and 6, from the ‘Wharekauhau’, ‘East Base’, ‘Clouston’ and ’Winery’ vineyards, fermented with 24% whole clusters to 14.1% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 28% new oak. 18.5/20 Jun 2015 RRP $54.00

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