Staete Landt ‘Paladin’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2014
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, lighter on rim. The nose is softly full with lifted red florals and ripe, dark strawberry and raspberry fruit aromas seamlessly interwoven with subtle savoury dried herb and earth notes. Nuances of raspberry liqueur and spices emerge in the glass. Medium-bodied, gently full and softly plush flavours of red berry fruits show with sweetness and juicy succulence. The fruit is underlined by supple tannins providing a rounded mouthfeel, and the palate is enlivened by lacy acidity that lends energy and linearity. The acidity carries the wine to a light, attractively fruity, lingering finish. Aromatic on bouquet, this is a fresh, supple and sweet-fruited Pinot Noir that will develop over the next 5+ years. Serve with firm-fleshed seafood and poultry. Clones 114, 115, 777 and 5, hand-picked, destemmed, the fruit given a cold soak and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine on skins up to 45 days, and aged 18 months in 25% new French oak. 18.0/20 Jul 2014 RRP $35.00

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