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Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

09 June,2017
The Dashwood label is the second brand of Vavasour Wines, and credits the Awatere Valley beginnings of the company. As can happen with successful second tier labels, the brand has taken a life of its own, and fruit is drawn from throughout Marlborough to keep up with the demand. Stu Marfell and his team at Vavasour are particularly pleased with the quality achieved in these wines which see a very broad target market. Here, I review the new release 2016 Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir. www.dashwoodwine.co.nz

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Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

17+/20

Ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with some purple tints. The nose is softly packed with concentrated aromas of ripe, primary, dark raspberry fruit along with dark-red plums and subtle notes of herbs and red florals. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and plush with sweetly ripe fruit flavours of dark raspberries entwined with plums and dark herbs. This is rounded and fleshy with up-front fruit flavours, and the fruit is underlined by light, supple tannins with integrated acidity, lending softness to the mouthfeel. The wine carries smoothly to a rounded, plummy finish. This is a soft, rounded, plush and juicy Pinot Noir with dark raspberry and plummy flavours on a supple palate. Match with antipasto, poultry and pork over the next 3 years. A blend of Awatere and Wairau fruit, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 20% new French oak. 17.0+/20 Aug 2017 RRP $20.00

Even ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the edge. This has a fresh and elegantly presented, lively nose with bright and vibrant fruit aromas of raspberries and red cherry fruit, lifted by fragrant red florals. The aromatics are uncomplicated and inviting. Medium-bodied, the palate is bright and juicy with sweet and lively flavours of dark cherries and raspberry fruit along with lifted red florals and nuances of liquorice. The mouthfeel possesses vitality with fresh acidity and light tannin extraction providing a balanced, supple texture. The wine flows easily to a lighter, clean and pure-fruited finish. This is a delightfully vibrant and juicy Pinot Noir with bright, aromatic raspberry and cherry fruit with floral fragrances on a fresh, light-structured, accessible palate. Serve with tuna, salmon, and antipasto over the next 3 years. A blend of Awatere and Wairau fruit, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 20% new French oak. 16.5+/20 Jun 2017 RRP $20.00.
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