Forrest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 31-Aug-2016
Light red colour with some depth. The bouquet is light with strawberry fruit along with fresh herb elements. This is somewhat reserved. Elegant on palate with light strawberry fruit and a little savoury secondary dried herb detail. This has a tight core still to unfold. The extraction is modest, but balanced and supple, and the wine has a light finish. 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak. 16.5/20 Aug 2016 RRP $30.00 Ruby-red colour with some depth and lighter garnet hues on edge. This has a soft, voluminous and fragrant bouquet of strawberry compote with subtle raspberry notes intermingling with dark herbs and red florals, and nuances of spice and pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate is tight and slender in presentation with sweet, but restrained flavours of strawberries, raspberries, aromatic red florals and herbs. The fruit is underlined by grainy, dry-textured tannins that grow in grip, and balanced, lacy acidity lending liveliness and energy to the mouthfeel. The wine carries to a light, dry finish of strawberries and florals. This in an elegant, fragrant Pinot Noir with fruit sweetness and a dry-textured mouthfeel. Match with pasta and risotto over the next 3+ years. Clones 15, 667, 777 and 115, from vines 5-15 y.o., destemmed and partially indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 10% new oak. 16.5/20 Oct 2015 RRP $30.00

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