Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 25-Jul-2022
Deep ruby-red with a purple core, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly full, softy, penetrating aromas of plums, black cherries, interweave thyme, mint, spice and a hint of savoury element. Medium-bodied, aromas of plums and cherries show good ripeness and concentration, melded with thyme, earthy and hints of cinnamon and pepper. The wine has grounded energy and broadness on the palate, reflecting clay, earthy soil elements. Peppery, cinnamon warming spices linger with thyme to a long, fragrant finish. Lacy acidity flows harmoniously with sweet fruit; powdery fine tannins provide a refined structure. This savoury Pinot Noir possesses balanced, black fruit with a concentrated palate, earthy and spice elements on a refined palate. Match with pork cheek croquettes and duck breast over the next 6-8 years. Fruit from a single vineyard in the Southern Valleys, handpicked, hand-sorted, destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeast, aged in French oak barriques for 10 months. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) July 2022 RRP $45

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