Borthwick Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 08-Aug-2011
Multi-clone mix including Dijon, Pommard and Abel, from vines 5-15 y.o. from the ‘Borthwick Estate'. Partial native yeast fermentation to 13.9% alc, the wine aged 14 months in 40% new oak. Light ruby-red colour with pale purple hues, youthful in appearance, this has a softly fresh nose of vibrant dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas, quite primary in expression. There are notes of violetty florals and some red liquorice showing adding to the depth and concentration of the aromatics. Elegant and medium-weighted on palate, this has softly expressed, but bright, primary fruit flavours, underpinned by subtle and supple tannin extraction. The acidity is well-balanced and provides freshness. Soft raspberry liqueur notes are sustained on the finish. Drink this softly textured and elegant Pinot Noir with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. 17.5/20 Aug 2011 RRP $38.00

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