Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 01-Jul-2014
Light ruby-red colour with a little garnet. The nose is light with charming fragrance, showing red berry fruits and red florals, intermixed with subtle fresh herb, undergrowth and dried herbal complexities, the bouquet beginning to develop. An elegant and cooler-spectrum expression, the red fruit and floral flavours are succulent and sweet. The tannin extraction and structure is perfectly light and moderate, and the acidity is in place without any imbalance. It’s a feat to get such a pleasing wine in a tough year. The organically tended vines must be in tune with the earth. 17.5+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $40.00 Light ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is fresh and elegantly proportioned with moderately concentrated, aromatic and vibrant red berry fruit and red florals, along with herb and stalk nuances. Some pepper and oak detail unfolds in the glass. Medium-bodied, fresh, bright and juicy red berry fruit flavours mingle with sweet floral and herbal elements. The palate opens to show some oak toast and smoke hints, unfolding from the fine core. The tannins are fine-grained, and balanced acidity adds to the energy and linear flow, carrying the fruit-focussed flavours to a lively and juicy finish with noticeable acidity. This is a fresh and vibrant, sweet-fruited, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with some herb notes. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit given a cold soak and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in 25% new French oak. Certified BioGro organic. 17.5+/20 May 2014 RRP $35.00

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