Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Sep-2013
Fruit from the ‘Johnson Estate’, ‘Outpost’ vineyard and growers in the Southern Valleys, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 20% whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in barrel. Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, very youthful in appearance. This has a firm and concentrated nose with densely packed aromas of ripe dark berry fruit along with subtle hints of dark plums, spices and oak and red liquorice notes, revealing red florals and savoury herb elements. Medium-full bodied, a core of concentrated and complex flavours of ripe dark berry fruits and plums, spicy oak and savoury herbs show with a spicy lusciousness. The palate is soft-textured with fine, supple tannin extraction, underlined by lacy acidity. The flavours flow with liveliness to a long and sustained finish unfolding liquorice, spice and smoky notes. This is sweet and lush Pinot Noir with concentrated, spicy plum flavours and a fine-textured, fresh mouthfeel. Match with pork, lamb and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 5-6 years. 18.0+/20 Sep 2013 RRP $34.00

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