Cambridge Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Jul-2018
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues and a little bricking on the rim. The bouquet is full with good volume showing ripe dark-red berry fruit along with the beginnings of complexing savoury dried herbs, Middle Eastern spices, dusty earth and game, from secondary development. The aromatics are harmonious, and build in depth and density with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a firmly bound and concentrated heart of sweetly ripe dark-red berry fruit complexed by a layering of dark herbs, along with savoury secondary game, spice and earth notes. Some nutty oak elements emerge to add interest. The palate and fruit have good energy and drive, and are supported by plenty of fine-grained tannin extraction and grip with balanced acidity. The wine carries to a strong savoury-flavoured finish. This is a powerful and concentrated Pinot Noir with complex flavours of red fruits, herbs, earth and spices with secondary game notes on a palate with considerable structure. Match with roasted red meats and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8+ years. Clone 5, Abel, 6, 114, 667 and 115 from the ‘Cambridge Road’ vineyard, vines 19-25 y.o., fermented with ‘elevated levels’ of whole bunch to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 22 months in barrel. 2,441 bottles made. 18.0+/20 Jul 2018 RRP $60.00

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