Babich ‘Winemaker’s Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 20-Apr-2012
Fruit from the ‘Cowslip' vineyard in the Waihopi Valley hand-picked and fermented with a small portion of whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Moderately deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, garnet on edge. The aromatics are open and broad with soft raspberry and savoury cherry fruit notes, with dried herbs and mushroom nuances, along with oak spice. Medium-bodied, soft red berry fruits with dried herb and savoury, oak flavours are enlivened by brisk acidity. Some textural grip provides line and structure, the tannin extraction quite restrained, and this allows the fruit sweetness and a degree of lusciousness show on a long, spicy finish. This is a medium weighted, lively wine with the texture to match firm-fleshed seafood and duck over the next 3-4 years. 16.5+/20 Apr 2012 RRP $30.00

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