Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ ‘Outpost’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jan-2013
Clones 5, 6 and 115 from mid-slope on the ‘Outpost' block in the Omaka Valley, hand-picked and partially destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in French oak barrels. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on rim. The bouquet is vigorous and intense with aromas of ripe dark red berry fruits lifted with dark red and violet florals and spice notes from balanced oaking. Medium-full bodied, the palate features ripe dark raspberry flavours and dark floral violetty elements with hints of plums and oak spices. The flavours are supported by very fine and supple tannins in the background and flow seamlessly, filling the mouth and follow a very refined palate line. A little alcohol warmth adds to the fruit sweetness and warm, smooth textures, and is carried to a very long, sustained finish with a violet, plum and spice melange. This is a supple Pinot Noir with rich red fruits, florals and spice flavours that are seamlessly integrated. Serve with roasted duck and pork dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 19.0/20 Jan 2013 RRP $54.95

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