2015 Palliser Estate Pinot Noir
Medium-bodied and elegantly concentrated, the palate
possesses layers of soft red berry fruit flavours melded with fragrant
dark herbs, red florals, spices and liquorice. The fruit has a delicate
richness and sweetness that is balanced by very fine-grained,
flowery, but supple tannins and ripe acidity. The flavours blossom
in floral lift and show spice detail as the wine carries to a gently
lingering, nuanced finish. This is a very refined, subtly layered and
supple, fine-grained Pinot Noir with delicate red fruits, florals
herbs and spices.
2015 Palliser Pinot Noir | 94pts. Wine Spectator
REGION / COUNTRY | Martinborough, New Zealand
VARIETAL | Pinot Noir
VINTAGE | 2015
VOLUME | 750ml
FOOD MATCH | Match with poultry, pork, lamb and beef dishes over the next 6+ years
Even ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim.
The nose is very soft and gently voluminous, unfolding subtle layers of dark-red berry fruits melded with dark herbs, nuances of spice and liquorice, unfolding an ethereal array of red florals. This is a little shy, but has beauty and finesse.
It will grow in richness and depth over the next 5-6 years. Match with poultry and pork.
Picking Date: April 2015
Bottled: July 2016