Marisco Vineyards The King's Wrath Pinot Noir 2018 750ML
Marisco Vineyards The King's Wrath Marlborough Pinot Noir 750ML
In 1242 William de Marisco was implicated in an assassination attempt on King Henry the Third. Found guilty of high treason, William and 16 of his associates were sentenced to death. It is said that the King was so displeased with William, he even requested a special punishment be devised – that of ‘quartering’. Following his execution, the four parts of William’s body were sent to the four corners of the Kingdom – as an example of what would happen to those incurring the full vehemence of the King’s Wrath.
A brooding nose invoking aromas of loganberry, damson plum with hints of lanolin. The fruit aromas are supported with a backbone of toasted oak. The palate is rich and mouth filling due to a complex tannin structure with blackberry and cassis flavours intertwined with an opulent smokiness. The wine finishes strong due to a salivating acidity and tension from the tannins reminiscent of Northern Burgundian appellations.
Highly versatile, this wine matches well to most dark meats, mushrooms as well as rich fish such as tuna or trout. We recommend enjoying The King’s Wrath 2018 with a seared venison backstrap, heirloom root vegetables and a cherry glaze
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