Saint Clair ‘Origin’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2018
Ruby-red colour with some depth and darkness at the heart, lighter on the edge with slight purple hues. The nose is well-proportioned with a good core of concentrated dark-red cherry and berry fruit and hints of plums harmoniously intermixed with notes of dark herbs and an underlying line of reductive mineral detail, unveiling violet florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has softly rich and deep flavours of dark-red berry and black cherry fruit with nuances of plums along with notes of herbs and oak and some minerals. The fruit forms a rounded core with fine tannin structure and grip, and some underlying alcoholic power. The acidity is soft and balanced and the wine flows to a solid, rounded finish. This is a softly rounded, dark-red and black-fruited Pinot Noir with a good core and balanced structure and some alcoholic drive. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 3-4 years. Pinot Noir fruit from sites in the Southern Valleys destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc. with approx. 5% whole bunches, 76% of the wine aged in tank and the remainder for 8 months in French oak with 6% new. 18.0-/20 Oct 2018 RRP $24.90

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