Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 25-Sep-2012
Clone 115 with some 777 and 667, from the north bank of the Wairau river, generally destemmed and partially indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 22 days on skins and aged 14 months in 25% new French oak. Ruby red colour with good depth, some purple hues on edge. This has a softly full and gentle bouquet of dark red cherry fruits with subtle nuances of savoury dark herbs, raspberry essence and anise. Medium-full bodied, lush, sweet flavours of dark cherry fruit and raspberries are supported by finely-textured tannins, the elegant extraction forming a fine line alongside soft acidity. The palate shows good harmony and balance, the gentle richness yielding to building structure and concentration. The finish is dry and fine with cherry flavours and oak spices. This is a softly lush and well-balanced Pinot Noir with the structure to develop over the next 4-5+ years. Match with pasta, poultry and pork. 18.0-/20 Sep 2012 RRP $40.00

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