Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2001

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Jun-2014
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red, quite youthful in appearance. On bouquet distinctly fruity and with primary floral fragrances lifting the ripe dark red berry and cherry fruits, revealing some ripe dark plum aromas, then subtle secondary dried herb and savoury whole cluster-like intricate detail. This is beautifully ripened with a spread of rich and sweet fruit flavours from red berry fruit to dark cherry and plums, unfolding layers of poised complexities of dried herbs, savoury undergrowth, whole bunch nuances, spices and hints of meat. The fruit succulence is balanced by very fine extraction and structure, providing a refined, positive framework and linearity, and ripe, soft, lacy acidity lending tension and enhancing the sweetness and drive. The balance of all aspects is near perfect. This is not exuberant, but still tightly bound, showing the potential to keep another 8-10 years. Described by Clive as "compelling” and showing plenty of Abel clone character. 19.5/20 Jun 2014 RRP $N/A

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