Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2018 75cl 13.6% ABV
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
The 2016 season was one of the driest that the Marlborough region has experienced since the wine industry was established in the province. A cool start to the growing season created numerous frost events that provided continuing challenges right up until flowering. The months of January to April were all warmer than average, providing excellent ripening conditions, similar to the excellent 2015, 2014 and 2010 seasons.
This is an incredibly smooth Pinot Noir with a silky mouthfeel and fresh, ripe fruit flavours. On the nose it is appealing aromatic leading into notes of strawberry, cherry, chocolate and oak complimenting each other on the palate alongside well-balanced acidity.
"With time in the glass, the wine unfurls to reveal layers of delicate florals and soft spice cupboard characters melding with a concentrated core of doris plum fruit"
- Jim White, Technical Director