Te Muna Estate
Martinborough
Pinot Noir 2020
Layline

Pinot Noir 2020

$32.32

"Intense pinot noir with red-fleshed plum, dark cherry, berry, toasted oak, and anise/spice flavours supported by fine, ripe tannins. A benchmark Martinborough wine from what appears to have been an excellent vintage." 94 pts Bob Campbell MW The Real Review - July 2022

"Gorgeously complex and enticing on the nose with ripe cherry, smoked game, violet and subtle cedar characters, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate delivering terrific fruit purity combined with seductive savoury nuances. Silky, flowing and delectably appealing. At its best: now to 2030." 94 pts and 5 Stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit - June 2022

"Deep, ruby-red, lighter on the rim. This has an elegantly full bouquet, gently concentrated with aromas of plums and dark cherries melded with a hint of savoury, earthy nuance, and sweet spice. Medium-bodied, delicate plums, dark cherries lead the palate with dark roses, cinnamon, cardamom and sweet vanilla, unfolding savoury, earthy soil elements. The palate has concentration, fine-grained tannins extraction coated with a light, silky grip. The fruit flavours are ripe with good balance and integration of acidity. This elegant, harmonious Pinot Noir possesses an immediate appeal of ripe fruit and a silky, spicy palate. Match with lamb koftas and pork stew over the next 5 years. Handpicked, destemmed into open top vats, fermented to 13.5% alc, on skins for a minimum of 20 days, aged in seasoned French oak barrels for 10 months, underwent MLF. No fining. Vegan friendly." 93 pts Candice Chow for Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - July 2022

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Tasting Notes

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Colour: Dark cherry red.

Aroma: Toasty oak and fresh wild blackberry fruit are lifted in the glass, with a lingering intensity.

Palate: A complex, savoury, mouth filling, and soft wine with spicy cherries, plums and sweet berries. The tannins are fine boned, yet persistent.