Yealands Estate Winemaker's Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
"...richly scented, clearly herbaceous style...Mouthfilling and vibrant, it has concentrated tropical-fruit and herbaceous flavours...." Michael Cooper
Yealands Estate Reserve Marlborough is a 100% Pinot Noir from Yealand's Willowflat Vineyard in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough, an area well suited to high quality Pinot Noir production.
A portion of the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, which gave it great texture and complexity.
Under Peter Yealand, Yealands Wines is committed to becoming the most sustainable wine estate in the world in its extensive vineyard holdings across the Seaview Peninsula, Awatere Valley, and the broader Marlborough region. The estate works with many non-profit organisations to help build a more sustainable future.
"The 2014 vintage (4.5*) is a richly scented, clearly herbaceous style, estate-grown....Mouthfilling and vibrant, it has concentrated tropical-fruit and herbaceous flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak and a crisp, dry very persistent finish." Michael Cooper
4.5 STARS (Excellent) - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
4.5 STARS - Michael Cooper
Intrigues with beautiful floral notes and elegance. These attributes are enhanced with French oak barrels whilst being very careful not to include too much new oak. This is an elegant Pinot Noir showing ripe red fruit and floral characters enhanced by well-integrated oak and a velvety texture.