Trig Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
4th September 2019
"Dark, deep, black hued garnet-red at the heart, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant in presentation with a concentrated core of ripe, dark-red cherry and berry fruit with suggestions of savoury dark plums along with lifted red floral nuances, fresh and dried herbs, unfolding some liquorice elements. The fruit has vibrancy. Medium-full bodied, the palate has richly sweet flavours of dark-red berry fruit with notes of plums and liquorice, lifted red florals and the beginnings of secondary development. The fruit is fresh and lively, enhanced by fresh, lacy acidity, and supported by fine-grained, balanced extraction and structure. The wine has good tension and carries to a fine-textured finish. This is a sweet-fruited Pinot Noir with some secondary savouriness emerging, on a vibrant palate with fine structure. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5+ years. A blend of 70% clone 115, 20% Abel and 10% 777, hand-picked from the upper slopes, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins post ferment and aged 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques and puncheons. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0+/20."
Rated: 4 Stars
Source: Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Nov 2018