Charles Wiffen Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Nov-2015
Moderately dark, even ruby-red, a little lighter on the rim. This has a soft, restrained and gently voluminous bouquet with seamlessly interwoven aromas of soft red berry fruits, savoury herbs, hints of earth and game, and nutty, cedary oak. The aromatics are smooth layered with detail. Medium-full bodied, the palate and mouthfeel is soft and smooth, with lovely integration and layers of savoury red berry fruits, red florals, dried herbs and earthy suggestions. This is just beginning to show some secondary development and interest. The wine follows an elegant line and smooth-flowing core with supple, fine-grained tannins and integrated acidity in support. The palate leads to a sweet and savoury long and sustained, crisp finish of red fruits, herbs and cedar. This is a smooth and integrated Pinot Noir with seamless savoury flavours of red fruits, herbs, earth and cedar. Serve with mushroom dishes, and wild duck or pork over the next 4-5 years. A blend of 64% 10/5, 23% 667 and 13% Abel clone, hand-picked destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged approx. 9 months in 25.4% new French oak barriques. 17.5/20 Nov 2015 RRP $28.20 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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