Ward Valley ‘Estate Series’ ‘Mt Victoria Block’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-Sep-2016
Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is rounded and gently concentrated with aromas of dark raspberries and cherries entwined with a layer of dark herbs with subtle whole bunch stalk notes, revealing dark red florals, liquorice and savoury, nutty oak. Medium-bodied, this has a rounded and well-packed heart with sweet, dark-red berry fruits including cherries and raspberries, harmoniously intermingling with delicate herb and stalk elements, and lifted red florals. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with fine-grained tannin structure in support, and balanced acidity providing the energy to carry the wine to a juicy, refreshing red cherry, red liquorice and floral finish. This is a sweet, raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle herb and floral detail on a lively palate. Match with poultry and pork over the next 3-4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Mt Victoria’ block fermented with 20% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 15% new French oak. 17.0+/20 Sep 2016 RRP $22.99

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