Auntsfield ‘Hawk Hill’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Oct-2014
Full, dark ruby-red colour with good depth, a little lighter with garnet on rim. This has a full and voluminous bouquet with very finely presented core of aromas of ripe raspberry fruit with lifted cedary elements and subtle, but piquant dried herb nuances. Medium-full bodied and elegantly proportioned with a good core, rich and sweet fruit flavours of raspberries unfold herb interest and spice detail. The fruit follows a fine-grained line with powdery tannins with fresh, lacy acid tension providing energy and linearity. Red florals and spices emerge and the wine leads to a juicy, lively, lingering finish. This is an elegant and well-structured raspberry and floral fruited Pinot Noir with lifted aromatics. Serve with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5-7 years. A ‘Single Block’ wine, from the 4 ha ‘Hawk Hill’ block, clones Abel, 667, 777 and 115, hand-picked, destemmed and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $58.00

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