Stony Bank Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Feb-2017
Light red colour with some depth and a little garnet hue, paler on the rim. The nose is up-front with aromas of strawberries and red cherry fruit along with subtle dried herbal detail and suggestions of pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate has moderately sweet flavours of strawberries, red cherries and savoury dried herbs, and some red floral elements. The fruit is supported by light extract lending accessibility and a degree of suppleness, and fresh acidity enlivens the mouthfeel. The wine is beginning to come together and displays the beginnings of secondary interest. As the wine flows, the flavours recede, leading to a light, cherryish finish. This is an accessible, moderately sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with light tannin structure. Serve with firm-fleshed seafood, poultry and charcuterie over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from four terroirs, from the Wairau Valley, including the Southern Valleys, Brancott and Northbank, plus Awatere Valley, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 16.5/20 Feb 2017 RRP $20.00

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