Ata Rangi Martinborough Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Jun-2014
An ideal growing season, the wine very slow in showing its quality. Very dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is beautifully fragrant with tightly concentrated and bound aromas of dark red cherry and berry fruits, lifted with violet perfumes, the aromatics unfolding in fine and ethereal waves, revealing a ripe, warm core. Intricately sweet and opulent red fruit notes are underlined by very fine fragrant herb detail. An elegant wine in presentation and perfectly proportioned, the fruit sweetness and richness is superbly stylish, with vibrancy and vitality. The juiciness is balanced by very fine-grained tannins that provide refined linear drive and structure. Excellent acidity and cut lends the palate poise and tension, lifting the floral aromatics, and leads the flavours to a very long and sustained finish. The perfectly poised and stylishly refined Pinot Noir. Its balance will see it age another 10+ years. 20.0/20 Jun 2014 RRP $N/A A wine obviously in its youth with purple hues to the dark red colour. Shy and a little muted on nose, there was still very attractive, well-ripened dark berry aromas, which showed as a serious core on palate too. Overall, this was a serious wine built on structure, the tannins quite dry and still firm. However, savoury, complex notes were just beginning to appear.  18.0+/20 Oct 2010

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