Schubert Block B Pinot Noir 2021

$79.90 inc. GST

95/100 – James Suckling
95/100 – Stephen Wong MW
95/100 – Decanter (2017 vintage)
93/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)

“An opulent and decadent pinot, with plum, toffee and light vanilla. Full-bodied, layered, soft and succulent. Fine tannins give a creamy and polished mouthfeel. So delicious now. But this will age beautifully.” – James Suckling

“Immediately complex and very intensely aromatic. The intensity of complex savoury, floral, violet aromas with spicy oak is ramped up to maximum. The palate has a breadth, depth, and an expansive finish with concentrated, really quite ripe and voluptuous fruit, complex spice with cardamom and cocoa; firm late tannins with dollops of sweet, dusty oak. A touch warm on the end. Impressive concentration and length, but it is drying and structured. A big-shouldered, firm oaky style that needs time, but will always be on the big side. If you love powerful, larger-than-life, oaky pinot noir, this will rock your world. Drink 2025 to 2038.” – Stephen Wong MW

Tasting Note: Dark cherries and baked plums are unfolding from the glass, transitioning into wild thyme and violets with impressions of cassis, sandalwood, and cinnamon. A complex wine with a firm tannin structure, yet smooth mouthfeel. The supporting role of oak intensifies the underlying dark cacao and spicy characters. Cellar 8 to 15 years.

Winemaking Notes: Block B is a selection of the Dijon Pinot Noir clones; specifically the clones 115, 667, 777, 114 and 113. Hand-picked and careful selection of grapes. 100% de-stemmed, cold-maceration and fermentation in stainless steel vats and left on skins for 3 weeks. Aged in 45% new and 55% used French oak barriques for 18 months.

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 14.5%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Wairarapa, New Zealand

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