2013 Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough
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. Match with pork, lamb, beef and venison over the next 6 years. A blend from the ‘Dog Point’, ‘Yarrum’ and ‘Settlement’ sites, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 15% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., and aged 18 months in 40% new French oak.
Moderately intense Pinot Noir with plum, dark cherry/berry flavours together with a spicy, sappy, savoury dimension from the use of 10% whole-bunch grapes in the fermentation. Vibrant, elegant wine with an impressively long and linear finish.
Plush and creamy in texture, with robust plum and berry notes, complemented by savory overtones of smoke, chicory, tomato leaf and white pepper. Offers plenty of spice accents, including star anise and clove. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and persistent flavors. Drink now through 2030.
A fine effort from the Sutherland-Healy partnership behind the label, this is silky and crisp, with bright hints of cherry highlighting darker notes of cola and plum. Vanilla and cedar notes frame the medium-bodied fruit without being overbearing in the least. Drink now-2025.