Hans Herzog Pinot Noir Grand Duc 2015
$99.90 inc. GST
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“Hand-picked grapes from very low-yielding vines and an exceptional vintage were fermented and matured for 22 months in barrel. A flagship wine with weight, concentration and richness. Plum, cranberry, spicy oak, mixed spice, dried herbs and subtle floral flavours. A complex wine that’s accessible now but no rush.” – 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