Schubert ‘Block B’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 10-Jun-2018
Full, dark, deep ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is broad and deeply concentrated with fulsome aromas of ripe dark-red and black-berried fruits, along with dark herbs, and nuances of earth and minerally elements. This has aromatic depth, intensity and presence. Medium-full bodied, the palate has plenty of weight with deep and concentrated flavours of dark-red and black-berried fruits, along with dark herbs, violet florals and minerals. The flavours form a well-packed but rounded core that unfolds layers of richness, with notes of plums, liquorice and game. The fruit is supported by elegant, fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction and structure with integrated acidity. This has density and depth, and the wine carries with plenty of drive, leading to a long, sustained and concentrated finish. This is a rich and luscious, deeply flavoured and well-concentrated dark-red and black fruited Pinot Noir with herb, floral and mineral detail on a fine-grained and well-structured palate with plenty of length. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 7-9+ years. Clones 115, 667, 777, 114 and 113, from ‘Block B’ in ‘Marion’s Vineyard’, East Taratahi, hand-picked and fully destemmed, and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 3 weeks on skins and aged 18 months in 45% new French oak barriques. Certified BioGro organc. Approx. 500 cases made. 19.0/20 Jun 2018 RRP $65.00

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