Whitehaven Greg SV Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Jun-2021
Deep, ruby-red with a purple hue, faintly lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and fragrant, penetrating aroma of thyme field, black cherries, blackberries, earth and spice intermixed. Medium-full bodied, nuances of black cherries, blackberries melded with thyme and spices, underlines subtle earthiness. The fruit is bright and juicy, supported by lively acidity and flows with good energy, and fine-grained tannin contributes to a fine structure for further development. This is an elegant, fine-structured Pinot Noir possesses bright fruit and lively acidity. Match with lamb loin and duck roast over the next 5+ years. Handpicked, 4-6 days cold-soaked, wild fermented in open-top fermenters with 15% whole clusters to 13.5% alc. Aged in French oak barriques for 10 months, 27% new oak. Unfined, unfiltered. Vegan friendly. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) June 2021 RRP $60

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