Greystone ‘Thomas Brothers’ Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date - 14-Sep-2018

19.5/20

Even ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous with harmoniously concentrated aromas showing layers of deep and dense dark-red berry fruit with notes of plums melded with dark herbs and subtle whole bunch stalk perfumes, unfolding suggestions of game and undergrowth complexities. Fullish-bodied, the palate is rich and luscious with sweetly vibrant, stylishly restrained flavours of ripe dark-red berry fruit along with black plum nuances, complexed by a soft layer of spices, dark herbs, earth, liquorice and game. The fruit is vibrant and succulent supported by considerable fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, with balanced, lacy acidity lending tension and vitality. The flavours carry to a very long, succulently spicy and plummy finish. This is an expansively rich and succulent Pinot Noir with dark-red berry and plum flavours along with herb, earth and spice complexities with plenty of fine-grained structure and acid vitality. Match with wild duck and pork, and game meat over the next 7-9+ years. Hand-picked and sorted fruit, clones 5 and 115, from vines 11 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with 15% whole bunches to 14.5% alc., the wine spending one month on skins and aged 15 months in 50% new French oak. 19.5/20 Sep 2018 RRP $95.00



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