NEVIS BLUFF RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2015

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Raymond Chan
SKU
NBPN201510 UCNZ
NZ$80.01 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
NZ$80.01 Per item
A beautifully rich, reserve tier Pinot Noir, only made in exceptional years, by the renowned Dean Shaw. Exotic black fruit flavours with soft & intense elegant tannins. Hand selected, hand harvested & hand sorted for exceptional quality.
A beautifully rich, reserve tier Pinot Noir, only made in exceptional years, by the renowned Dean Shaw. Exotic black fruit flavours with soft & intense elegant tannins. Hand selected, hand harvested & hand sorted for exceptional quality.

Scores & Reviews

17.5+ / 20

Raymond Chan

Even ruby-red colour with garnet suggestions and a lighter rim. This has a full and softly packed nose that blossoms in volume, and builds in depth to show savoury dark-red berry and cherry fruit integrated with layers of soft thyme herbs, earth and whole bunch like stalk perfumes. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses soft and gently mouthfilling flavours of savoury red cherry and berry fruit entwined with dried herb and stalk notes and earthy complexities. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure lending a dry, textural mouthfeel. The acidity is fresh and lacy and the wine carries to an elegant, light savoury flavoured finish of red cherry fruit and herbs. This is a gently mouthfilling Pinot Noir with complex savoury dark-red cherry and dried herb flavours, and a dry, fine-textured palate with fresh acidity. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5 years. Clones 115, 5, 667 and 777, hand-picked, the fruit fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 17% new French oak barrels.