Fromm ‘Clayvin Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2013
115, 667 and Abel clone fruit from the ‘Clayvin’ vineyard, the vines averaging 14 y.o., fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3-4 weeks on skins and aged in 15% new French oak barriques. Full, dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a tightly packed and concentrated bouquet with vibrant dark red berry fruits lifted by subtle dark herbal and dark red floral elements, revealing intricate facets in the glass. Medium-full bodied, full flavours of dark red berry fruits show with stylish richness and sweetness, balanced and reined in by very fine-gained tannins and extract. There is excellent poise between structure and fruit vitality, with fine acidity enhancing the fruit and energy. The palate features a deep and tight core that carries the flavours to a long and sustained, dry finish. This is a rich and tightly structured Pinot Noir with the balance to keep 6-8+ years. Serve with roasted red meat dishes. 300 cases made. 18.5/20 Jul 2013 RRP $80.65

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