Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ Gisborne St Laurent 2016

Other Red from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 03-Jan-2018
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim and youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and gently concentrated with savoury aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruit with a layering if dark herbs, earth, game and spices providing complexing detail. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly full with rich, savoury flavours of ripe, dark-red and black berry fruits with game, dark herbs and earthy notes. The flavours show a good degree of complexing interest. The mouthfeel features the luscious fruit with fine-grained tannin extraction and fine structure, along with acid freshness and liveliness. The wine carries to a sweet and savoury flavoured finish. This is a rich and lush St Laurent with dark-red and black berried fruits with complexing savouriness on a fine-textured, lively palate. Match with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare over the next 4+ years. 94% St Laurent fruit from the ‘Spade Oak’ vineyard with 6% Wairarapa Pinot Noir, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months and 25% new French oak puncheons with oak inserts equivalent to 50% new oak. 17.5+/20 Jan 2018 RRP $24.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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