Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014


Gladstone is a small, family owned Vineyard owned and run by Christine Kernohan. The vineyards are planted on an old riverbed that provides free draining, nutrient rich soils ideal for grape cultivation. This range of wines come exclusively from Gladstone’s own vineyards, and is gaining an international reputation for the quality and finesse of their wines.

"Ripe, attractive bouquet with Pinosity and charm; aromas include ripe red cherry and strawberry tones, vanilla and mild toasty oak, a sweet raw sugar note and sweet rose. On the palate – dry, fine tannins and medium acidity; flavours of brown spices surround ripe red fruits of cherry, plum and raspberry. Best from now and through 2026. 91 Points." Cameron Douglas MS 2017

"Ruby-red colour with some depth, and garnet hues on the rim. This has an elegantly proportioned nose with finely presented aromas of dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with a harmonious amalgam of plums, dark herbs and nuances of red florals and subtle spicy oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is soft and refined with rich flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit entwined with red floral and plum elements, along with a balanced layering of spicy oak and dark herbs. The flavours form a good heart and the flavours are gently mouthfilling, underlined by fine-grained tannin extraction in the background, and integrated acidity. The flavours carry to a lingering, soft finish of fruit and oak. This is an elegantly proportioned Pinot Noir with a balanced palate of red cherry and berry fruit with plum, herb and spice interest on a fine-grained palate. Serve with duck and pork dishes over the next 5-6 years. 18.0/20" Raymond Chan November 2017

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