TerraVin ‘Hillside Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough
Review Date - 31-May-2013


Full, even, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The bouquet is full, deep and voluminous with intense aromas of ripe, dark berry fruits and plums with earthy-meaty detail, along with hints of tar and oak spices. Some raspberry liqueur and herbal hints emerge in the glass. Medium-full bodied, rich, lively dark berry fruit flavours, plums and earthy notes are complexed by flavours of savoury game, liquorice and cedary oak. The mouthfeel is fulsome with firm, fine tannin structure and bright and crisp acidity providing good energy and tension. The palate has drive and power, and the flavours are carried by the tannins and acid raciness to a long, rich, fruit-focused finish of earthy plums. This is a full, solid and robust Pinot Noir with liveliness and earthy interest. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat over the next 6-8+ years. Clones 5, 6, 667, 777, 115 and 114 from the ‘Eaton Family’ and ‘Cowley’ vineyards, hand-picked, destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.36% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 28% new French oak. 18.5/20 May 2013 RRP $52.00

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