Powerful, intense, complex multi-layered aromas wake up the senses when you first open Schubert Block B Pinot Noir 2011. This is an exceptional wine from an exceptional vintage. The aromas remind you of blackberries and blueberries, with leather with hints of coffee and chocolate. It has a wonderfully rich, ripe, and complex palate, with morello cherries, plums, spice and mineral nuances. There are firm but balanced tannins, and the terrific savoury flavours go on and on. Aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. More full-bodied and richer than Schubert’s “Marion’s Vineyard” Pinot Noir.
“red cherries, cranberries and red currants with hints of cinnamon and dark chocolate shavings. Medium to full bodied, it is richly fruited with spicy red berry flavours.” Robert Parker, Wine Spectator
Kai Schubert established his winery in the heart of Martinborough, Wairarapa Region in North Island in 1998. Year on year he wins awards and accolades for his wonderful Pinot Noirs. The 2014 vintage received extremly high points from Robert Parker; there were only 2 New Zealand Pinot Noirs of this vintage to receive 94 points.
Drinking 2016 to 2022 with careful cellaring.
Retails in a few independed UK merchants at £34.99!