Clove, liquorice and red cherry play on the nose before opening to a generous berry-fruit mouthful with floral highlights. Full fruit flavours are balanced with spicy, charred oak characteristics that enhance and lengthen the palate. Drink now or cellar for up to five years.
Bright ripe blackberry fruit aromas with layers of savoury herbs and cherries, supple tannins, integrated oak, rich and rewarding.
Pinot Noir was left on the vines well after harvest to gain ripeness and some botrytis to produce this fascinating wine. A short period of skin contact has resulted in the tawny rose colour and provides a subtle back bone of tannin. Aromas of grapefruit marmalade with caramelised fruit lead into a rich honeyed palate with red currant and intriguing flavours of a Tokay or Madeira wine. Richly fruited but with crisp acidity this wine is well suited to drinking with blue cheese or a spiced fruit cake.
Gold Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
Very elegant fruit flavours, spicy and perfumed, cherries and black Doris plums. Dried herbs and toasty notes with ripe tannins and a rich palate.
The "infamous John Douglas" strikes again! Notorious for producing very good wine and selling these at a price which people come back for again and again.
Winestate Magazine has rated this wine with 5 Stars.
The Naked Pinot, as the name suggests, is a product of a holistic and undisguised approach to vineyard management and winemaking.
Handcrafted using organic principles and wild ferments, these natural methods allow both the vineyard and its environs to express themselves in this distinctive and approachable Pinot Noir.
This Pinot Noir is a blend of separate parcels of fruit grown in the Martinborough Village and blended together to create this fruit driven full bodied wine that can be enjoyed now or further enhanced with a couple of years bottle age.
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