Dark, deep, ruby-rd colour with dark purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is finely concentrated with bright and complex detailed aromas of dark red berry and cherry fruit intermixed with dark herbs and whole cluster aromatic stalk notes and some earthiness, unfolding dark red floral, raspberry liqueur and liquorice elements. Medium-bodied, the palate is refined and tightly concentrated with gently rich and plush flavours of dark red berry fruits, plums and liquorice entwined with spices, herbs and savoury whole cluster stalk elements, as well as violet florals. The wine has fine-grained tannins and structure balancing the sweet fruit, with integrated acidity lending drive and line. The wine carries to a refined, lingering finish of dark fruits and savoury herb and floral detail. This is an elegantly concentrated, rich Pinot Noir with dark berry fruit and complexing herb and spice notes, and a refined structure.
2013 Dog Point PINOT NOIR (MARLBOROUGH) SRP: $40.00
Medium garnet color; beautiful, ripe red fruit aromas, excellent richness; medium bodied, fine tension on the palate, excellent structure; dry, fine acidity, well balanced; zingy red fruit flavors that lasts forever; long finish, bright aftertaste. Drinking pretty nicely now. (Best Served: 2015-2020)