Spencer Hill ‘Latitude 41’ ‘Small Batch’ Nelson Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 03-Jul-2018
Light ruby-red colour with garnet hues and some depth, paler edged with a little bricking. The nose is softly full with a rounded core of strawberries and red cherry fruit along with an amalgam of fresh herbs, subtle notes of nutty oak unfolding red florals. The fruit is gentle and restrained in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a strong heart of strawberry and savoury cherry fruit melded with fresh and dried herbs, and spicy, nutty oak. The flavours form a rounded and weighty mouthfeel and the wine has soft, grainy tannin extraction providing balanced structure and fine grip. The acidity lends some tension and the wine carries positively to a soft, even finish. This is a well-integrated and concentrated Pinot Noir with strawberry, cherry herb and spicy oak flavours with good structure and a gentle freshness. Match with coq au vin and casserles over the next 4 years. Fruit from the Moutere ‘Home’ block and ‘Palmer’ Flett Road vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 100% new French oak. 17.5-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $21.99

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