Auntsfield Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 17-Jun-2011
Ruby-red with some garnet hues, this has a bouquet with ripe dark-red fruits, showing some dried herb complexities, and very good depth. A bright fruited, well-structured wine on palate, this has an excellent core to the fruit, fresh acidity and a firmness that promises more to come.  Jun 2011 Deepish ruby-red with a pale purple edge to the colour, this has a full, softly fragrant nose of ripe, dark berry fruits with a deep core, unfolding lovely soft red fruits and florals in the glass. Rich and sweet with lush dark cherry, berry and raspberry fruit flavours on the palate, this combines generosity with concentration and depth. The wine is very well-structured with firm, but refined tannins which carry through to the long finish. Excellent acidity provides focus and tension, and the wine can be enjoyed now, but will keep 5-7+ years. Made from fruit from the Auntsfield estate, destemmed then fermented partly with native yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine then matured 11 months in French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 Mar 2011 RRP $39.95

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