Rapaura Springs Rohe Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2021, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Sep-2022
Deep ruby-red with a black core, even colour throughout. This has a gentle, earthy bouquet, with aromas of dark cherry, plum and blackberry entwined with dark herb, liquorice, clay and earth. Medium-full bodied, aromas of dark cherry, plum and blackberry have a savoury edge, unfolding dark herb, clay and earthy elements. A hint of black tea lingers on the finish. Earthy and savoury nuances, along with a fine-grained, velvety tannin extraction, broaden the palate and contribute to a fine grip. Plush acidity lengthens and lightens up the rich, broody elements. This richly flavoured Pinot Noir possesses dark fruit, herb and earth on a weighty palate with plush acidity. Match with roasted lamb and venison over the next 6+ years. Handpicked, Dijon clones, cold-soaked for 5 days, fermented with 25% whole bunches to 13.5% alc, aged 10 months in French oak barriques, 32% new oak. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Sep 2022 RRP $36.50

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