Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Brodie Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013
Attractive fragrances and floral aromas on the nose here. This has a leafy side too with violets, herbs and bracken, as well as purple cherries. The palate is supple and smooth, showing layered, ripe nutty tannins and boysenberries. Plenty of light, fleshy appeal. Drink now.
Dark, deep, purple-red colour, youthful appearance. Elegant dark cherry fruit aromas show complexing fresh herbal interest and detail, the nose still tight and a little slender at present. A little on the cooler end of ripeness. Again, elegant on palate with red cherry fruit. The palate has a fine tannin line and the acidity is noticeable. The fruit grows with time in the glass to show richer and sweeter fruit, as well as balancing extract and substance. 5-6 years. Dijon clones, destemmed and soaked 5 days, 25-30% new oak. 17.5+/20
Dark fascinating nose.. dark cherry, molasses… gorgeous palate… real harmony, and complexity… fine structure… finishes long. 18+ Dark fascinating nose.. dark cherry, molasses… gorgeous palate… real harmony, and complexity… fine structure… finishes long. 18+ John Saker
Dark ruby-red colour with a dark heart, lighter on the edge. Really quite elegant with harmonious and seamlessly interwoven aromas showing layers of savoury red fruits and subtle savoury earth, herb and nutty notes. Beautifully rich, smooth-flowing, near seamless on palate. Very fine-grained structure in support of the finely rich fruit. Integrated acidity allows the fruit to shine.
Raymond Chan, June 2016.