Tongue in Groove ‘Clayvin Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Apr-2014
Fruit from the ‘Clayvin’ vineyard, Marlborough, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole cluster to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 21-25 days on skins and aged 16-17 months in 25% new French oak barrels. Full, even, dark ruby-red colour. This has a very fresh and tightly bound nose of dark red berry and cherry fruits with chalky minerals, nutty notes and a firm oak core, revealing a little savoury dried herbal nuance. Medium-full bodied, tightly bound dark red berry and cherry fruit flavours show with a piercing intensity and depth. The fruit is rich and lusciously juicy, the vibrancy and vitality enhanced by fresh, balanced acidity. This has a firm and very fine-grained textural line, revealing some mineral and herb elements. The flavours recede and follow a concentrated line to a lighter, dry finish. This is a tight, concentrated and vibrantly luscious Pinot Noir with fine-grained structure. Serve with beef, lamb and hare over the next 7-9 years. 18.0+/20 Apr 2014 RRP $45.00

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