Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir 2017, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Nov-2020
Deep, bright, ruby-red with transparency, lighter edged. The nose is softly full with intense fragrances of deep florals; black cherries intermix smoky flint, dried herbs and meatiness; a wide range of savoury complexity. Medium-full bodied, dark-toned cherries and plums, enriched by coffee, dried herbs and dried mushrooms. Savoury aromas unfold layers of smoke, dried meat, earth along with deep floral fragrances lend a wholesome elegant finish. The wine has a broad mouthfeel, amplified the earthiness. The fruit is subtle; savoury components weaved the fine structure of the wine; along with silky tannin extraction added poise. This is a savoury Pinot Noir with flavours of dark cherries and plums, complexing savoury elements and a silky broad palate. Match with braised pork and lamb grill over the next 4-6 years. Handpicked, hand-sorted, destemmed mostly, some parcels with small percentage whole bunch and fermented to 13% alc. Aged in French oak for 11 months, 30% new oak. Un-fined, minimal filtration. Certified organic. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Nov 2020 RRP $50

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