Porters ‘Kereru’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014 ★★★★

Full, even ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues and some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant and moderately deep with good volume, showing red berryfruit aromas entwined with cinnamon and herb elements and nutty, ceday oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant and well-proportioned with deep and sweet red berryfruit flavours melded with an intriguing cinnamon spice and herb layer, with subtle nutty and cedary oak suggestions. The palate has fine-grained tannin extraction providing good underlying structure and grip, with restrained, lacy acidity lending tension. The wine flows to a lingering finish with red fruits, spices and oak. This is a well-proportioned, elegant Pinot Noir with red fruits and distinctive spice and herb notes and subtle cedary oak on a fine-textured palate. Match with Middle Easter cuisine, or with duck or lamb dishes over the next 4-5 years. Clones 667, 777 and Abel from the ‘House Block’ vines planted in the early 2000s, fermented partially with indigenous yeasts and 10% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged over 14 months in 20% new oak. 17.5-/20 Oct 2017 RRP $35.00

 

Kereru Pinot Noir 2014

Kereru Pinot Noir 2014