Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 1996

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Jun-2014
A good growing season yielding bigger berries, but a vintage with increased fermentation and maceration time. Seen as a wine showing the benefits of vine age, and well-received in the market and by critics. Full, deep, dark red with bricking to the colour. This has lovely waves and fragrant layers of spicy, cedary red fruits with savoury complexities suggesting whole clusters and secondary development underneath the lifted floral and herb aromatics. The fruit is remarkably vibrant and lively. Rich and lusciously sweet on palate, the fruit is soft with depth and density. The ripe black and red fruits are beautifully interwoven and integrated with subtle savoury notes, and underlined by very refined tannins with fresh, lacy acidity providing great energy. The mouthfeel is one of wonderful finesse and balance. This is refined, sweet and nuanced in complexity. Drinking beautifully, with no urgency. 19.0/20 Jun 2014 RRP $N/A

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