The Elder Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Oct-2016
Full ruby-red colour with some depth and light purple hues on the rim. The nose is full, broad and voluminous with aromas of ripe dark red cherry and berry fruit harmoniously entwined with subtle savoury layers of earth and dried herbs, and balanced, integrated nutty oak. Medium-full bodied and well-proportioned on the plate, the fruit is gently rich and sweet with ripe flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit interwoven with savoury dark and dried herbs and earthy nuances. Red florals and nutty oak add interest. The mouthfeel is smooth with fine-grained, supple tannin extraction and structure, and the acidity is softly ripe. The wine flows to a gentle, long-lingering sweet-fruited finish of savoury cherries, earth and nut. This is a smooth-flowing, ripe, dark-red cherry and berry fruited Pinot Noir with subtle savoury earth and dried herb complexities, nutty oak and a fine-grained structure. Match with game meat and casseroles over the next 5-6+ years. Clones 5, 115, Abel, 667 and 114, hand-picked and sorted, destemmed and given 5 days pre-fermentation maceration and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 18% new French oak barrels. 18.5-/20 Oct 2016 RRP $62.00

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