Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

"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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