Escarpment ‘Pahi’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 04-Mar-2013
Clones 5, Abel and 10/5 from 25 y.o. vines from the ‘McCreanor' vineyard on Princess Street, fermented with 40% whole bunch to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 12 days on skins, and aged 12 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Even, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on edge with some purple hues. This has a very elegant and finely fragrant bouquet with perfumed dark cherry fruit entwined with violets, dark herbs and oak spices. Medium bodied, this is sleek and elegant with luscious dark red berry fruits and fresh dark herbs lifted by violet florals at the core. Silky textures and a supple mouthfeel result from fine tannin extraction, and bright, lively acidity provides a smooth slipperiness to the flowing fruit flavours. The palate carries through to very long, lush and seamless finish with red berry and mineral notes. This is an elegant and silky smooth, gently luscious Pinot Noir with fragrance, excellent acidity and freshness. Serve with tuna and salmon or with poultry over the next 5-7 years. 18.5/20 Mar 2012 RRP $65.00

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