Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ ‘Johnson Vineyard’ Waihopi Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Dec-2016
Ruby-red colour with some depth and suggestions of purple, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly voluminous with fine and deeply presented, bright, dark-red berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dark herbs and delicate whole bunch stalk fragrances, unfolding dried herb elements, along with red florals and some oak spice. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses a rounded, but concentrated core of juicy and sweetly ripe dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark herbs and subtle, savoury whole cluster stalk notes. The flavours gently fill the mouth and the wine is enlivened by light, lacy, background acidity. The fruit is supported by supple, fine-grained tannins and the textures carry the wine to a concentrated, lingering finish of berry fruits and dark herbs. This is a rounded and concentrated Pinot Noir with sweet dark-red berry fruit and subtle dark herb notes, on a supple palate of finesse. Serve with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Hand-picked 10/5 clone fruit from the ‘Johnson Estate F Block’, indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 50% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 27% new French oak. 18.0+/20 Dec 2016 RRP $55.00

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