Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 01-Sep-2014
Marlborough fruit fermented with <5% whole clusters to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 35% new French oak. Moderately deep ruby-red colour with lighter garnet edge. The nose is tight and deeply packed with aromas of dark raspberries and black mineral notes, unfolding subtle dark herb and peppery elements with aeration. Medium-bodied and stylishly proportioned, up-front juicy and luscious flavours of ripe dark raspberry and red plum fruit are enhanced by subtle oak spicing. The mouthfeel is soft with supple tannin extraction and ripe acidity lending a plumpness, with good underlying concentration. As the wine flows, the flavours recede, leading to a clean, dry, finely-textured finish. This is an up-front, juicy, elegantly proportioned and supple Pinot Noir. Match with pasta, poultry and pork dishes over the next 4+ years. 17.5/20 Sep 2014 RRP $35.00

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