Martinborough Te Tera Pinot Noir 2015


Raymond Chan 18.5/20 Points!
Wine Orbit 94 Points!

New Zealand, Martinborough
750mL
#Red  #Pinot Noir  #Martinborough Vineyard  #New Zealand  #Martinborough  

Details

Raymond Chan 18.5/20 points!




Dark, even ruby-red colour with light purple hues, a little paler on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is well-proportioned with good volume and depth of ripe dark raspberries, black cherries and plum fruit, along with spice and liquorice notes. The fresh fruit aromatics are joined by some savoury herb and earth detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and sweetly juicy with plush flavours of dark raspberries and black cherries, along with plum and liquorice notes. The fleshy fruit is balanced by fine-grained, supple tannins and fresh acidity that enable accessibility. The palate has vibrancy, richness and sweetness that carries to a sustained finish. This is a rich, fleshy and plush, dark-red, black berry and plum fruited Pinot Noir on a fine-textured, supple and refreshing palate. Match with poultry and pork, and with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. Fruit from the company’s younger vineyards, vines 8-20 y.o., predominantly hand-picked, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak.




Raymond Chan


 

Wine Orbit 94 points!




A gorgeous elegant rendition, the fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, cranberry, thyme and black olive characters with subtle toasted nut nuances. The palate delivers excellent varietal purity and silky texture combined with attractive savoury complexity, wonderfully structured by fine tannins. The wine is approachable and delectable, and finishes persistent and smooth. At its best: now to 2020. 

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit


 

Wonderful aromatics of dark cherries and dried herbs and spices instantly grab your attention on the nose of this elegant Pinot Noir. On the first sip, your palate is greeted with soft, rich fruit flavours with a hint of spice. The moreish tannins and a velvety texture make for an impressive finish.

 

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