Awatere River ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2012
Full ruby-red colour with some depth, garnet hues on edge. The nose is softly full and dense with dark red berry fruit along with savoury inky notes complexed by significant underlying oak elements, a little game and funkiness. Full-bodied, the flavours of dark red berry fruits, savoury herbs and mushrooms are backed by oak presence, the expression a little reserved at present. Good acidity enlivens the mouthfeel adding juiciness, richness and energy, and the palate is well-structured with fine tannin extraction. This has good presence, and the flavours of savoury red fruits grow with some depth and power on the sustained finish. This Pinot Noir is weighty and well-balanced with rich, savoury red fruits and oak backing. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked red meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. Hand-picked Marlborough fruit destemmed and given a cold soak, then fermented with whole berries to 14.3% alc., the wine aged 20 months in French oak barriques. 18.0/20 Oct 2012 RRP $35.00

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