Delta Hatters Hill Pinot Noir 2019, Marlborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 11-Feb-2021
Deep, dark ruby with a purple hue and some transparency, lighter purple edged. The nose is fragrant and full, penetrating black cherries' broody aroma, blackberries, melded with violet and rubbed thyme, underlined a hint of mineral. Medium-full bodied, herbaceous and savoury, nuances of black cherries, blackberries have concentration, enriched by thyme, herbs and violet. Ripe tannin extraction contributes to a velvety tannin grip, reflecting on the broody, almost plummy ripe fruit added breadth and weight to the palate. The fruit has a savoury tone, linger with floral fragrance and herbs to a long, sustained finish. This is a rich, savoury and broody Pinot Noir with black fruit and elegant fragrances balance on a velvety tannin palate. Match with lamb chop and mushrooms over the next 5 years. Clone 115 and 777 from Delta Vineyard in the Southern Valley, fermented to 13.5% alc, 10% whole bunches; ages in French oak barriques for 10 months, 30% new oak. Finest barrels selection, lightly fined. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Feb 2021 RRP $35

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