Summerhouse ‘Monarch’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-May-2019
Even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose has a firm, well-packed and intensely concentrated core of ripe dark-red and black-berried fruits entwined with notes of dark herbs in an amalgam of spices and nutty oak, unfolding dark-red and violet spice elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, lush and juicy flavours of ripe, dark-red and black berried fruits melded with dark herbs, spices and nutty oak. The fruit is vibrant and encased by grainy tannin extraction providing plenty of mouthfeel and grip, and a firm linearity. The palate is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity and the wine flows with very good energy to a firm, textured finish. This is a vibrant, firmly concentrated, dark berry-fruited Pinot Noir with herb, spice and nutty oak detail, and a grainy-textured palate with structure and linearity. Serve with lamb, bee, and venison, and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-7+ years. Clones 777, 115 and 667 from the Brancott, Southern Valleys, 10% undergoing carbonic maceration and fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 9-10 months in 40% new oak. 18.0+/20 Dec 2018 RRP $42.99

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