Framingham ‘Nobody’s Hero’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Feb-2018
Dark, deep ruby-red colour with purple hues and some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is very fresh with firmly packed aromas of dark-red cherry fruit, raspberries, along with a little liquorice, dark herbs and nuances of reduction. The aromatics show good depth and intensity, unfolding some peppery elements. Medium-bodied, the palate is bright and the fruit primary in expression, showing good depth of dark-red cherries and raspberries melded with a layering of dark herbs, revealing hints of liquorice and pepper. The mouthfeel is enlivened by lacy acidity, and the fruit underlined by light, grainy tannin textures. The palate has a well-concentrated line, carrying to a lingering finish. This is a firmly packed, youthfully bright and fresh-fruited Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry and raspberry fruit entwined with dark herb notes. Serve with antipasto and tapas, and Mediterranean fare over the next 3 years. Pinot Noir from 6 sites in the Wairau Valley, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 7 months in 13% new French oak barriques. 16.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $25.00

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