Delta ‘Hatters Hill’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Jun-2011
Named after Tom Hatter, a colourful Marlborough character of the early 1900s. Clones 114, 115, 667 and 777, the best selection from the ‘hills' of the ‘Delta Farm'. The fruit was destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.2% alc., 68% of the wine aged 10 months in barrel, of which approx. three quarters new, the remainder in stainless-steel. Very dark, deep, ruby-red colour, still youthful in appearance. This has a solid and full nose of vibrant, ripe dark berry and plum fruits that reveal layered notes of violets, herbs, spices and oak. A seriously constructed wine with concentrated flavours of dark berry fruits and spicy plums, this shows notes of raspberry liqueur, liquorice and spices that fill the palate and provide sweetness and richness. The fruit is supported by well-handled oak, supple tannins and good acidity. The depth of flavour, weight and breadth are the features of this wine that will keep for 5-7+ years. This will match hearty red meat and game dishes. 18.5-/20 Jun 2011 RRP $32.00

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