The Hunting Lodge Southern Valley Pinot Noir 2015

The Bordeaux Drinker’s Pinot Noir. For those who enjoy a fuller bodied Pinot with ripe fruit flavour and texture. The perfect combination of power and finesse. The heavier clay soils and warm, North-facing slopes of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys provide ideal conditions for generous, ripe Pinot Noir, big on flavour and structure. Packed with black cherries, strawberries and currants, an earthy undertone emerges once you take a sip. A more masculine style of Pinot, this wine still shows its feminine side with an air of elegance that Pinot Noir is all about. A wine to raise the eyebrows of the staunchest Merlot advocates.

"It is fabulously fragrant on the nose showing dark cherry, clove, smoked game and cedar characters with hints of floral and mushroom notes. The palate is beautifully fruited and rounded, and offers excellent fruit weight and intensity, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. The wine combines attractive fruit richness with seductive savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2020"

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: 5 Stars

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