Forrest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Feb-2013
Pale ruby-red colour with garnet hues on a pale rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with fresh, firmly concentrated, up-front aromas of strawberries and raspberries that reveal subtle fresh herbs, spices and nuts from the oak. Medium-bodied, concentrated and richly packed flavours of dark red berry fruits are entwined with herb and spice nuances. The primary fruitiness is the highlight, and shows with a strong heart on palate. Fine-grained tannins build, adding to the weight and density and the acid is in good balance. The flavours and textures combine with harmony and richness and lead to a fresh, fine-featured and sustained finish. This is a medium-bodied, well-structured and balanced Pinot Noir with the balance to keep 5-6 years. Serve with pastas, casseroles, pork and veal. Fruit from three soils types in the Wairau Valley, hand-picked and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 1,800 cases made. 18.0/20 Feb 2013 RRP $28.00

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