Sherwood Estate ‘Waipara Collection’ ‘Nor’wester’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 23-Oct-2017
Moderately dark ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is fragrant with aromas of bright, fresh and ripe dark-red berry fruits with nuances of plums, along with violet florals and aromatic, nutty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and well-weighty with deep fruit flavours of ripe dark-red berry fruit and plums, lifted by violet florals and complexed by nutty oak. The palate unfolds dark herb and spice detail. The fruit richness is balanced by fine-grained tannins providing plenty of structure, and integrated, lacy acidity lends energy and drive. The wine carries to a lingering, rich, dark berry and plum-fruited finish with spice nuances. This is a rich, ripe fruited Pinot Noir with dark berry fruit with plums, florals and spices on a fine-structured palate. Match with beef, lamb and venison dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Fruit from the ‘Stirling’, ‘Church Rd’ and ‘Terrace’ vineyards, fermented with 5% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 25 days on skins and aged 12 months in 40% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Oct 2017 RRP $28.50

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