Butterworth Layline Pinot Noir 2018, Martinborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 04-Feb-2021
Deep ruby-red with good transparency, lighter on the rim. The nose is round and softly full, elegantly present nuances of sweet plums, cherries, melded with subtle herbs and spices, unfolding earth and minerals. Medium-full bodied, the flavours are mouth-filling, aromas of plums, cherries and mulberries have a savoury tone, enriched by earth, minerals along with dark herbs and liquorice. Lacy acidity provides brightness to the darker shaded flavours; the mouthfeel is silken with velvety tannin. The rich scent of earth, dark herbs linger on the palate for a long time. This is an elegant Pinot Noir with fine structure, lacy acidity and earthy, herbaceous details. Match with venison and lamb over the next 5 years. Handpicked, destemmed, fermented in open-top vats to 13.5% alc. Aged in French oak for 10 months, 20% new oak. No fining, vegan friendly. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) RRP $35

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