Babich ‘Family Estates’ ‘Single Vineyard – Headwaters’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Apr-2018
Even, light ruby-red colour, paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with a firm and well-packed core of red cherry and dark-red berry fruit interwoven with aromas of dark herbs and a subtle, piquant, reductive minerally nuance. This has aromatic intensity and unfolds dark-red florals with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate has juicy, succulent and luscious flavours of red cherry fruit entwined with a subtle layering of dark herbs and hints of red florals, and reductive hints. The mouthfeel is supple with light and fine-grained tannin structure, and the palate has freshness enhanced by bright acidity. This has a finely concentrated line and the wine carries to a lingering finish of cherries and herbs. This is an elegant, juicy and succulent red cherry fruited Pinot Noir with herbal and mineral detail on a supple palate. Serve with antipasto, and with salmon and tuna, and poultry dishes over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Headwaters’ vineyard, Wairau, clones 45% 114, 28% 667 and 27% 777, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine ages 11 months in 30% new oak. Certified BioGro organic. 17.5-/20 Apr 2018 RRP $39.95

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