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Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018
  • An outstanding New Zealand Pinot Noir
  • From the world-class Martinborough region
  • Savoury, structured and beautifully layered

Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018 x6

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A savoury, structured and beautifully layered Pinot Noir from award-winning winery, Palliser Estate. Tightly wound and linear in its youth, the palate grows with air time, showing an attractive sappy, dried herb complexity laid out on a bed of finely grained tannins.
Product Code: RX0238

Wine Region

MARTINBOROUGH

Drink Until

2026

Varieties

Pinot Noir

Alcohol

13.5%

Foods

Duck, pork, beef or lamb.

Oak

10 months in 30% new French oak

Colour

Pours a rich, vibrant shade of ruby; limpid and pure.

Nose

Smoky oak and wildflower top notes give way to a core of juicy red and black cherries, thyme, leather and plums. Meaty, herbal complexity calls to mind a deglazed skillet of lamb rack and rosemary, bouncing beautifully off the abundance of primary cherry fruit.

Palate

Tightly wound and linear in its youth, the palate grows with air time, showing an attractive sappy, dried herb complexity laid out on a bed of finely grained, fairly firm tannins. The serious structure is offset by a delicate thread of black and red cherry; medium bodied yet generous, silky, smoky and spicy in the mid-palate. For such an elegant wine, the length is impressive, carrying off the trick of so many fine pinot noirs power and presence, without heaviness. This 2018 Palliser Estate Pinot Noir is a serious, food-friendly style of pinot noir, structured and complex, with lovely layers and depth.

Background

A savoury, structured and beautifully layered Pinot Noir. 52% of the grapes sourced from our organically farmed 'Wharekauhau' vineyard, the remaining 48% from 'East Base' and 'Clouston' vineyards. Average vine age 18 years. Fermented with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alcohol, with 5% whole clusters, the wine aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. Decant in its youth to allow the wine to express its full perfume, or cellar 5 to 8 years for optimal integration. Enjoy with good friends and good stemware, accompanied by duck, pork, beef or lamb.

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