Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Oct-2014
Even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on rim. The bouquet is light and elegant with a finely held nose of red cherry and berry fruits in a harmonious amalgam with herbs, nuts and savoury, spicy oak detail that grows in the glass. Medium-bodied, the red cherry fruit is initially restrained, but unfolds to show juiciness with savoury, nutty and herbal notes and oak spicing. The tannins are fine-grained and supple, and the mouthfeel fresh and lively from lacy and integrated acidity. This is well-proportioned and flows with good energy to a refreshing and attractively lifted floral finish that lingers. This is an elegant, juicy and fresh red cherry-flavoured Pinot Noir to match with antipasto, salmon, tuna, and poultry dishes over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Wiffen’ blocks, clones 10/5, 667 and 115, fully destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $28.20 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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