Hans Herzog Pinot Noir Grand Duc 2012
$99.90 inc. GST
96/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“Mellow, complex, concentrated and savoury pinot noir with nicely layered cherry, berry, floral, toast and dried herb flavours, plus a strong spicy oak influence. Accessible and appealing now, the wine suggests that it will develop well with further bottle age.” – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: A very elegant Pinot perfectly balanced between fruit, tannins and acidity with a fantastic back bone. Showing off with an abundance of Maraschino and Morello cherries, red berries and subtle undertones of Mediterranean herbs, earthiness and spice. Like a walk in a forest after rain – savoury, vibrant and alluring with ripe tannins, fine acidity and minerality. Hans wants you to enjoy the smallproduction of this truly handcrafted Pinot Noir at its full potential and like with a “Grand Cru’ Burgundy this means an additional few years of bottle ageing. We have done this in our winery under perfect condition without the heavy price tag that normally would come with it. This Pinot Noir is now ready to be enjoyed but will age beautifully over the next decade.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand