Cambridge Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 05-Jul-2015
Dark, deep, black-hued garnet red colour, lighter on rim. The bouquet is full and softly packed with aromas of savoury red berry fruits along with dried herb, earth and subtle stalky whole cluster perfumes at the core. With aeration, complexing secondary undergrowth layers unfold, revealing earth, pepper and soft red floral elements. Medium-bodied, the flavours of savoury red berry fruit are up-front, luscious and juicy. Fine lacy acidity enlivens the fruitiness enhancing the floral lift and lending vitality to the mouthfeel. The fruit is supported by soft and fine tannin extract and structure which lends good linearity to the palate. Subtle dried herbal nuances and detail emerges, leading to a light, lingering sweet-fruited finish complemented by fine, dry tannins. This is an elegant, juicy Pinot Noir with savoury red fruit, good acid vitality and a softening tannin line. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5+ years. Pinot Noir clones 5, Abel, 6, 114, 667 and 115 fruit from vines 19-25 y.o. from the ‘Cambridge Road’, ‘Regent Street’ and ‘New York Street’ blocks, fermented with 15% whole bunches to 13.3% alc., the wine spending 21-24 days on skins and aged 12 months in 25% new French oak. 4,842 bottles made. 17.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $60.00

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