Spencer Block 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2009

Spencer Block 'Reserve' Pinot Noir 2009

$60.00

2009

Spencer Block

Eric and Michael Spencer are two Kiwis who love good wine. 'Life’s too short to drink bad wine' is an expression they’ve always championed. Spencer Block Wines was created by Eric and Michael with the vision of sourcing and making wines of the highest quality for their customers. 


Both Eric and Michael have a long history in the wine industry. Eric is a former shareholder in Desert Heart wines which is located on Felton Road, in Bannockburn, Central Otago. After selling his Desert Heart shareholding, Eric acquired a vineyard in the celebrated Uco Valley, in Mendoza, Argentina.  Michael has many years experience as a wine professional, working in restaurant hospitality and wine sales and distribution. 

Tasting Notes

Note: This wine review was for previous label - Desert Heart 'Paint it Black'

Raymond Chan - 5 Star / 17-Oct-2016

Moderately dark red colour with garnet hues and showing some bricking on the rim. The bouquet is full and deep with bold and solid aromas of rich, savoury dark-red berry fruit overlaid by complexing layers of game, dried herbs, mushrooms and undergrowth, the aromatics in the secondary development spectrum with tertiary notes appearing. Medium-full bodied, this has a fulsome and rounded palate with sweetly ripened and lush flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruits entwined with dried herbs, game, undergrowth and mushrooms. The mouthfeel is rich and lush, revealing sweet plum and liquorice notes and slight cedar suggestions, and is balanced by fine, grainy extraction and structure, the acidity quite integrated, but providing energy. This has drive and power that carries the wine to a fine-textured finish with ethereal game, undergrowth and cedary layers. This is a rich, juicy, sweet fruited Pinot Noir with complexing secondary and tertiary development on a fine, grainy palate with plenty of drive. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from a selected parcel known as the ‘Beagle Block’, named after Jane Gill’s brother, in the ‘Desert Heart’ vineyard. Predominantly clone 115 with some 667, fermented with a portion of whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged one year in 33% new French oak. Winemaker: Alan Brady

 

*PLEASE NOTE - NZ & ARGENTINA WINES DISPATCHED FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS*

Argentina Wines dispatched from WineWorks in Auckland

North Island Customers: Please allow 1-3 Business days delivery

South Island Customers: Please allow 2-5 Business days delivery

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Central Otago Wine orders dispatched from Vinpro in Cromwell, South Island, NZ

North Island Customers: Please allow 2-5 Business days delivery

South Island Customers: Please allow 1-3 Business days delivery

Shipping Rate: Flat rate of $5 per order

Prices are inclusive of GST +15%

30 day return policy. We would like all our customers to enjoy our wines. If this is not to your liking, we will be more than happy to return your payment in exchange for the unfinished product.

For more information please visit our Contact Us Page

Shipping

*PLEASE NOTE - NZ & ARGENTINA WINES DISPATCHED FROM DIFFERENT LOCATIONS*

Argentina Wines dispatched from WineWorks in Auckland

North Island Customers: Please allow 1-3 Business days delivery

South Island Customers: Please allow 2-5 Business days delivery

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Central Otago Wine orders dispatched from Vinpro in Cromwell, South Island, NZ

North Island Customers: Please allow 2-5 Business days delivery

South Island Customers: Please allow 1-3 Business days delivery

Shipping Rate: Flat rate of $5 per order

Taxes

Prices are inclusive of GST +15%

Returns

30 day return policy. We would like all our customers to enjoy our wines. If this is not to your liking, we will be more than happy to return your payment in exchange for the unfinished product.

For more information please visit our Contact Us Page