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Yealands Single Vineyard Awatere Pinot Noir 2016

15 June,2017
Yealands Estate has an enormous reach across all retail channels, and in reality the wines can be seen everywhere. Part of the attraction of the wines are the company’s high standards of sustainability and Carbon Zero certification, but also the reputation of the smaller lots of individual wines such as the ‘Single Vineyard’ and ‘’Single Block’ bottlings. These wines are regular winners at judgings and tastings, and shows that as with most large companies, there is the fruit resource and winemaking skills at the highest level at hand. These smaller production wines e overseen by winemaker Jeff Fyfe. Here, I review the new release 2016 ‘Single Vineyard’ Pinot Noir. www.yealands.co.nz

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Yealands Estate ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

18.5/20
Even, light ruby-red colour with a little purple, paler edged. This has an elegantly concentrated, firm and intense nose with a core of dark raspberry fruit unfolding suggestions of dark herbs and liquorice, dark-red florals and raspberry liqueur. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a deeply concentrated core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with notes of raspberry liqueur, dark herbs and nuances of liquorice. Raspberry liqueur notes emerge to add to the richness. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction providing a positive line, with integrated acidity lending harmony. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of dark raspberry fruit. This is a rich and well-concentrated Pinot Noir with flavours of dark raspberries and raspberry liqueur on a positive, fine-textured palate. Serve with poultry and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. Dijon clone 777 and 667 fruit from two sites in the ‘Seaview’ vineyard in the Awatere Valley, destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in a mixture of large French oak cuves and barriques. 18.5/20 Jun 2017 RRP $26.99
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