Pond Paddock Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 26-Sep-2016
Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. This has a gently full and voluminous nose, somewhat reserved in expression, unfolding primary aromas of dark raspberries, dark-red berry fruit and red liquorice, with dark herbs, to form a tight core, unveiling nuances of dark red florals, plum fruit and some spicy, nutty oak. Medium-bodied, the palate has a packed heart, gently unfolding subtle, but mouthfilling flavours of ripe, savoury raspberry and plum fruit, entwined with red florals, dark herbs, red liquorice and spice notes. The fruit is supported by plenty of fine-textured extraction providing flowery tannin structure, with integrated, soft acidity. The palate has concentration and textural linearity, carrying to an elegant, fine-featured and sustained finish of dark red berry and cherry fruit, plums and spice. This is a very fine-grained, firmly bound Pinot Noir with restrained dark-red fruits and spice notes that will grow in richness over the next 6 years. Serve with duck, pork, lamb and venison. Clone 114, 115, 5 and Abel fruit from vines 10+ y.o., fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 22 days on skins with a reduced regime of punch downs, the wine aged 10 months in French oak, 12.5% new and 37% 1 y.o. 230 cases made. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $36.00 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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