Stony Bank Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Apr-2016
Garnet-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with some brick suggestions. The nose is softly full with an ethereal array of aromas, showing savoury red berry fruit and tamarillo notes melded with dark herbs, earth, game and nutty oak elements. Medium-bodied, this has a rounded and concentrated core of sweet and rich flavours of savoury red berry fruits entwined with layers of dried herbs, earth and cedar. The fruit richness is balanced by soft, grainy tannin extraction and the palate softness enhanced by integrated acidity. The complex array of earth, herb and cedar flavours is carried smoothly to a fine-textured, dry finish. This is a softly concentrated Pinot Noir with rich, savoury flavours and fine, grainy structure. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 4 years. Fruit 50% from Southern Valleys old vines and 50% ‘Northbank’, fermented with 20% whole berries to 13.5% alc., 50% of the wine undergoing micro-oxygenation in large cuves and 50% aged 12 months in seasoned oak. 16.5/20 Apr 2016 RRP $18.99

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