Delta ‘Hatter’s Hill’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Jun-2014
Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on rim. The nose is full and softly packed with complex aromas of ripe black cherry and dark raspberry fruit interwoven with earth, dried herbs, spices and suggestions of undergrowth, and a delicate violetty note. The bouquet is showing secondary development interest and detail. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of raspberries, cherries, spices and earthy undergrowth are restrained but are expressed with an underlying lusciousness and a concentrated core. Fine-grained, sinewy tannins and lively acidity balance the fruit, providing structure and a concentrated linear flow that leads to a very long, elegant finish. This is a rich and stylishly restrained, sinewy, concentrated Pinot Noir showing the beginnings of secondary undergrowth complexities. Match with pork, beef and lamb, and with hard cheeses over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked Dijon clone Pinot Noir from the hillside ‘Delta Farm’ plantings, given a cold soak and fermented with 10% whole clusters to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. 18.5/20 Jun 2014 RRP $34.00

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