Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-Jan-2014
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with light purple hues. This has a very elegant and finely aromatic nose with spicy red berry fruits seamlessly entwined with red floral fragrances. Delicate oak and herb nuances add detail and interest. The bouquet is quite harmonious and complete. Medium-full bodied, bright and fragrant cherry and raspberry fruit feature on the palate with very fine oak spicing and fresh, underlying acidity providing drive and energy. The mouthfeel is racy and fine-textured with refined tannin extraction underlining the flavours. Layers of spices, liquorice and oak emerge from the tight and elegant core and carry through to a very long-lingering sweet and lacy finish. This is a beautiful aromatic Pinot Noir with layers of red fruits, florals and spices, and a racy, fine-grained mouthfeel. Match with poultry and pork over the next 6-8 years. Clone 10/5 fruit from the company’s oldest vines, from ‘F Block’, hand-picked and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in oak. 19.0-/20 Jan 2014 RRP $58.00

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