Wither Hills Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Sep-2018
Even red colour with some garnet hues, a little lighter on the edge. The bouquet is firmly packed with intense and deep, concentrated aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle notes of dark herbs and an amalgam of spices and red florals, unfolding some minerally reductive elements and toasty oak notes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is easy and fleshy with juicy, up-front flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit intermixed with soft herbs, savoury elements and earth. The fruit forms a rounded core with light tannin structure and soft acidity providing support and energy. The palate becomes drier but remains accessible as it carries to a light finish. This Pinot Noir has a firmly packed nose with an accessible, fleshy palate on a rounded core showing cherry and berry fruit. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4 years. Wairau Valley fruit, clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 10/5, Abel and 5, fermented with <5% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 16-16 months in French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Sep 2018 RRP $21.99

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