Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 1986

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Jun-2014
This bottle regarded as being affected by poor storage conditions. A warm season, the wine including 7% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Dark brown in colour with depth, pale brick edged. The bouquet is tertiary and autumnal with deep aromas of dried earth, dried herbs and leaves, along with undergrowth and mushrooms. Medium-bodied on palate, still sweet-fruited with deep and dense flavours of faded roses, savoury game and cedar, intermixed with undergrowth and earth. The wine has elevated acidity, the tannins well-resolved now. Has the Cabernet Sauvignon component contributed to its depth? It isn’t Pinot Noir, but just old, and slightly decrepit ‘red wine’, but surprisingly good for it. 15.0/20 Jun 2014 RRP $N/A

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