Producer: Rod McDonald

Variety: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2014

Region: Martinborough, New Zealand

RRP: $29.99

ABV: 13.8%

 

APPEARANCE

  • Clarity: Clear
  • Intensity: Light
  • Colour: Ruby
  • Other observations: Pale pink rim

NOSE

  • Condition: Clean
  • Intensity: Medium (-) 
  • Aroma characteristics:

Savoury, with berry fruits, strawberry, cherry, raspberry.  Floral - violets, lavender. Sweet spice, baking spices,  subtle oak.  Slightly creamy aromas.

Development: Youthful

PALATE

  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Tannin: Medium (-)
  • Alcohol: Medium
  • Body: Medium (-)
  • Flavour intensity: Medium
  • Flavour characteristics:

Sour cherry, cranberry juice, subtle savoury (mushroomy, earthy) underneath.  Floral, perfumed.

Other observations: An elegant, restrained style.  Delicate floral notes, offset richer fruit character.  Subtle use of oak adds complexity.  Relatively high acidity indicates the wine may age short term and gives the wine some bite. Would be good with quite rich gamey foods, such as wild duck with plum sauce.

  • Finish: Medium (+)

CONCLUSIONS

  • Quality level: Very good
  • Level of readiness: Drink now, will age well for up to 5 years.  

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