Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Jun-2014
A cooler, wet and grey growing season, producing a wine without the desired prettiness. While big for the vintage, it showed skinsy bitterness and the acidity and tannins has been prominent in tastings. Dark, deep-hearted garnet red with bricking. The bouquet is a little pinched with cooler aromatics, but is still elegantly fragrant, combining herb-edged red fruits and florals. The nose reveals secondary dried herbs, undergrowth and resinous oak with aeration. Sweet fruited with luscious flavours of red berries, chalky, grainy tannins and elevated acidity are prevalent, enlivening the fruit expression. Some savoury secondary development adds interest, with the extraction and raciness the feature on the finish. The wine still has a robust, near rustic aspect, not quite aging with grace. 17.5-/20 Jun 2014 RRP $N/A

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