Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ ‘Outpost Vineyard’ Omaka Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Dec-2016
Even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is initially restrained in aromatics, but grows in depth, breadth and presence to show a harmonious array of complex interwoven aromas of dark-red berry fruits with dark herbs, savoury whole bunch stalk notes, along with nuances of undergrowth and earth. The aromatics build to form a firm and well-concentrated core. Medium-full bodied, the palate features rich, luscious and succulent favours of savoury dark-red berry fruit entwined with dark and dried herbs, whole bunch stalk elements, and complex undergrowth, game and earth suggestions. The flavours are mouthfilling and the vibrancy of the palate are enhanced by fresh acidity. There is plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction providing structure, which carries the wine to a rich, textured, lingering finish. This is a succulent and vibrant red-fruited Pinot Noir with complex savoury herb and whole bunch flavours, and a well-structured palate. Match with casseroles and game meat, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6+ years. Fruit from mid-slope in the ‘Outpost’ vineyard, clones 5, 6, 116, indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 37% new French oak. 18.5+/20 Dec 2016 RRP $55.00

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