Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 28-Sep-2012
Clones 10/5, 115 and 667 from the ‘Charles Wiffen' vineyards in the lower Wairau and Southern Valley region, hand-picked and fermented to 13.3% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 26% new French oak barriques. Ruby-red colour with good depth, some lighter garnet hues on edge showing with a little bricking. This has a soft, light bouquet of strawberry and red cherry fruits revealing savoury secondary nuances of dried herbs, brown earthy spices and mushrooms. Medium-bodied, savoury dark red berry fruit flavours form a good core supported by fine-grained, moderately firm tannins. Savoury game and mushroom elements emerge in the glass, but the wine is lively with good energy from the acidity. The flavours carry through to a sustained, finish with acidity and secondary flavour interest. This medium-bodied Pinot Noir beginning to show some development characters, but has the structure and freshness to keep 4-5+ years. Match with mushroom-influenced dishes. 17.5-/20 Sep 2012 RRP $28.20 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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