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Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015 750ML

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Retail: $47.99
Our Price: Price: $39.99
You Save: $8.00 (16.7%)
    Points to Purchase:800
    Points Earned:39
    Bonus Points Earned:0
    Brand: Cloudy Bay

    This Wine Is Rated:

    • RP 90 Points
    • WE 90 Points

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    Nose:
    SUbtle rose notes bloom in the background together with sweet spice.

    Palate:
    Taut in structure with supple tannin and crunchy acidity. The complexity builds upon tasting with earthen notes of graphite, smoke and toasty oak characters.

    Harvest:
    The 2015 harvest of Pinot Noir took place amidst excellent ripening conditions. The harvest started on March 20th and was concluded by April 4th. The final yield was 20% below average, manifesting in a density and complexity of flavour.

    Vinification:
    The Pinot Noir fruit was entirely handpicked and de-stemmed before being gravity fed into the fermentation vessels. 13% of the fermentation was comprised of whole bunches. The fermentations utilised natural occuring yeast populations under carefully monitored conditions. The grape skins were gently plunged with an average of 18 days skin contact. After fermentation the wines were matured in French oak for 12 months, of which 35% was new.

    Alcohol: 13.8%
    pH: 3.58
    RS: 2.0 g/L

    Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir has pretty violet, red cherry and warm raspberry scents with a hint of cinnamon and dusty earth. Soft, elegant and medium-bodied, it gives lovely purity and a more understated expression. - Robert Parker 90 Points

    Smokey and earthy in style, notes of charred meat, blackberry, black olive and dried oregano are all followed by a savory palate with medium tannins. This is a love/hate wine where winemaking prowess overpowers terroirs. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 90 Points