TWO PADDOCKS THE FUSILIER PINOT NOIR 2015

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Winery notes (2014 Vintage)
The Fusilier Vineyard is named in honour of Sam’s father, Major Dermot Neill, a soldier in the Royal Irish Fusilier Regiment for twenty years before returning home to Dunedin, New Zealand, where he ran the family Wine & Spirit business, Neill & Co. Planted entirely in 2000, The Fusilier is 5.6 hectares of Pinot Noir, on rolling northerly facing terraces at the western end of Felton Rd and bordered by the vineyard of the same name. Soils on the terraces consist of deep alluvial fans, which are made up of varying depths of silt, sand and gravel layering all derived from mountainous raw schist parent material.
5 Stars & 97/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"This is symphonic and seductive on the nose displaying dark cherry, game, truffle, thyme and violet characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is multi-layered and persistent with pristine fruit flavours and fabulous savoury notes. The wine is sensually expressed and refined, brilliantly structured by fine, chalky tannins, providing a wonderfully firm mouthfeel and an extremely long finish. At its best: 2018 2027."
95/100 Wine Spectator, February 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"​Opens with beautiful aromas of lavender, clary sage and violet. Refined and detailed, with velvety tannins adding some appealing traction to the core of raspberry and black cherry. Everything comes together with tremendous harmony on the long, generous finish. Drink now through 2030."
95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2015 Vintage)
"​Very youthful bouquet of light red fruits - suggesting cranberry and red cherry mixed with kitchen spices of cinnamon and vanilla; a light toasty quality and gentle red rose moment. On the palate - tense, youthful, dry with flavours of red berries, cranberry and red cherry, medium+ acidity, fine yet abundant tannins, kitchen spice and oak layers. A lovely example still at the beginning of a lengthy integration time. Drink now if decanted; best drinking late 2018 through 2028."
5 Stars & 18.5/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"​Ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter edged. This has a softly full and voluminous nose of ripe, dark-red berry fruits with a solidly packed core with harmoniously entwined aromas of dark thyme herbs, red florals, whole bunch stalk nuances and savoury, earthy plum notes. The aromatics grow in presence with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, broad and mouthfilling flavours of dark-red berry fruits with dark plum and spice notes, along with savoury dark herb, whole bunch stalk and earthy elements. The fruit is supported by balanced, fine-grained tannin extraction providing elegant structure and grip, with the acidity softly ripe and integrated. The wine flows smoothly to a fulsome, even finish of red berry and plum fruit with notes of spice and earth. This is a rich, mouthfilling, smooth-flowing Pinot Noir with ripe red berry fruit with plum, herb and earthy detail, on a finely extracted palate. Match with casseroles and game meat dishes over the next 6-7+ years. Clones 115, 10/5, 677, 777, 6, 5, 113 and 114, hand-picked and sorted, indigenous yeast fermented with one-third whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in one-third new French oak barriques. 350 dozen made."


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