Tongue in Groove ‘Clayvin Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Apr-2015
Fruit from the close-planted ‘Clayvin’ vineyard, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 30% whole bunches, and a high portion of whole berries to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 21-25 days on skins and aged 16-17 months in 25% new French oak. Moderately dark, deep ruby-red colour, lighter on edge. The nose is full with ripe dark red berry and plum fruit aromas, unfolding to reveal a concentrated, complex core of black minerals, savoury whole cluster stalk notes, game and earth. Fragrant red florals emerge with time in the glass. Medium-full bodied, full, sweetly ripe and plush flavours of dark red berry fruit and plums fill the mouth. The fruit opens to show subtle black mineral, savoury herb and whole bunch stalky detail, along with red florals. Fine-grained tannin structure underlines the fruit, and integrated acidity adds to the energy. The rich and lush flavours carry through to a long finish of spiced plums, herbs and florals. This is a full, sweetly rich Pinot Noir that opens to show complex flavours on a finely structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 7-8+ years. 18.5+/20 Apr 2015 RRP $45.00

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