Auntsfield ‘Road Ridge’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Oct-2014
A ‘Single Block’ wine, from the ‘Road Ridge’ block, clone 777 hand-picked and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 19 days on skins and aged 10 months in 35% new French oak barriques. Full, dark deep ruby-red colour a little lighter on rim. The nose is softly presented with concentrated aromas of ripe dark raspberry fruit interwoven with dark plums, red liquorice, lifted whole berry fermentation floral and fruit pastille notes and subtle herb elements. Medium-full bodied, softly rich and fulsome flavours of ripe, dark raspberry fruit, plums and lifted red florals are the feature on palate. The sweet fruit and mouthfeel is balanced by discreet acidity and fine-grained, powdery tannins that provide refined textures and a degree of elegance. The wine has a velvety flow that leads to a voluminous, but ethereal, lingering finish. This is a full-flavoured, fine-textured Pinot Noir with floral and plum notes. Match with roast lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. 18.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $58.00

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