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2016 Glenlee Pinot Noir

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Back after a year’s absence – frost decimated the vineyard in 2015. The warmth of 2016 favoured Gibbston, and this close planted vineyard has delivered a stand out, fragrant, beautiful Pinot Noir.

Back after a year’s absence – frost decimated the vineyard in 2015. The warmth of 2016 favoured Gibbston, and this close planted vineyard has delivered a stand out, fragrant, beautiful Pinot Noir.

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Description

Back after a year’s absence – frost decimated the vineyard in 2015. The warmth of 2016 favoured  Gibbston, and this close planted vineyard has delivered a stand out, fragrant, beautiful Pinot Noir.

Tasting notes

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Cellaring

From the close-planted Glenlee Vineyard, this wine was made to last. It can be cellared for up to 10 years.

 

Technical Specifications

Harvest Analysis
Harvest Date: 20 April 2016
˚Brix: 23.5
Titratable Acidity: 7.00 g/l
pH: 3.35
Wine Analysis
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 0g/l
Titratable Acidity: 5.30 g/l
pHpH: 3.64

Vineyard Location

5 Star - Raymond Chan

2016 Glenlee Pinot Noir

Dark ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly concentrated with a soft, but densely packed core of dark-red cherry fruit entwined with fragrant dark-red and violet florals, complexed by subtle fresh and dark herb notes and nuances of whole bunch stalk elements. This has good depth and intensity, and beautiful perfumes. Medium-full bodied, the palate is sweetly rich with dark-red cherry and berry fruit with plum notes, interwoven with violet florals. Subtle dark herb and whole bunch stalk detail, with hints of spicy oak add interest and complexity.

The fruit is underlined by soft, fine-grained tannin extraction that allows the fruit to show some plumpness and opulence. The flavours are mouthfilling and carry gently to a soft, aromatic finish of dark fruits, florals and spices. This is a sweet, rich and plush Pinot Noir with dark berry fruit, subtle herb detail and spicy oak elements on a soft-textured palate with a degree of opulence.

96 / 5 Star - Bob Campbell

2016 Glenlee Pinot Noir

From the Glenlee vineyard in Gibbston. The wine reveals its cool climate origin with aromatic fresh herb flavours adding extra complexity to floral, cherry and spice flavours. Dense, elegant and supple wine with energy and character. A delicately aromatic pinot that gives a nod in the direction of Burgundy. Worth decanting.

Food Match

Match the 2016 Glenlee Pinot Noir with lamb for a superb pairing.

glenlee food match 325 x 205