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14 Pinot Noir

Rich ripe plum, berry and subtle forest floor aromas marry together for a smooth medium bodied Pinot Noir. The palate shows persistent rich cherry/plum flavours and mild spicy oak making an enjoyable and easy drinking wine.

Technical notes

Harvest Date March & April 2014
Alcohol 13.7%
Total Acidity 5.6 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.28 g/l
Bottling Date March 2015

Awards

GOLD – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017
90 POINTS – Catherine Fallis MS, Planet Grape USA, Apr 2017
“Light, delicate, silky and dry with notes of cranberry, strawberry, mulberry, red licorice, pink rose and walnut.”
90 POINTS – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, robertparker.com, Jun 2017
“Pale ruby colored, the 2014 Jane Hunter Pinot Noir offers delicate kirsch, red currant jelly and potpourri notes with a waft of lavender. Soft, fresh and elegantly fruited with perfumed red berry preserves notes, it has a lovely quiet intensity that really holds your interest.”
4 STARS & 88 POINTS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2017
“Complex and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows dark berry, game, cedar and mixed spice characters with a hint of dried herb notes. The palate is elegantly weighted and beautifully smooth, delivering lovely fruit intensity and fine texture, nicely framed by polished tannins. The wine is immediate and
approachable with attractive fruit and savoury flavours.”
4 STARS & 86 POINTS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2016
“It is youthful and fragrant on the nose showing red cherry, raspberry, floral and spice characters with a hint of game complexity. The palate is juicy and vibrant, and displays elegant fruit intensity and smooth texture, nicely structured by bright acidity and soft tannins. The wine is friendly, well balanced and immediately appealing.”
4 STARS & 18/20 – Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Apr 2017
“Moderately deep ruby-red colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is rich and rounded with well-packed aromas of ripe dark-red berry fruits with an amalgam of black plums and dark herbs, forming a firm core that unveils dark-red floral notes. Medium-fill bodied, the palate has lively and rich flavours of dark-red berry fruits and subtle notes of plums and nuances of liquorice and dark herbs. The fruit is supported by supple, fine-grained tannin extraction and enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity. The flavours carry to a restrained finish with soft, dry textures and flavours of red fruits and herbs. This is a lively and mouthfilling, rich dark-red fruited Pinot Noir with supple tannin grip and a fresh mouthfeel.”
3.5 STARS & 88 POINTS –Huon Hooke, HuonHooke.com, Dec 2016
“Medium red/purple, a colour on the lighter side of the ledger. Red berries and red cherries to sniff, the palate light to medium-bodied and tightly cast, with a certain firmness and decisiveness of bite. A fairly 'straight' style without great complexity, but very attractive dark fruits and good value.”
3.5 STARS & 88 POINTS – Bob Campbell, BobCampbell.nz, Jul 2016
“Light, smooth-textured pinot noir with gentle red cherry, strawberry, violet and subtle spicy oak flavours. A charming wine in drink-me-now style.”
3.5 STARS – Winestate Magazine, March/April 2017
“Showing considerable complexity, this ruby-hued red was matured for 10 months in French oak casks. Savoury, spicy and nutty, it is moderately concentrated, with a touch of maturity.”
3 STARS - Cuisine Magazine, May 2016
SILVER - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
SILVER - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
BRONZE - International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017
BRONZE - San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016
BRONZE - International Cool Climate Wine Show 2016
BRONZE - New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
BRONZE - New Zealand International Wine Show 2015

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