Haha Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Jun-2012
Clones 777, 667, 115 and Abel, mostly from vineyards in the Awatere with some Wairau Valley fruit, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 9 months in French barriques and 400L barrels. Dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red, youthful in appearance. The nose is elegant but intense, still tightly bound and somewhat restrained, showing black berry and black plum aromas with spices and a violetty floral lift. Medium-bodied, refined, but bright dark raspberry fruit flavours feature on the palate with good succulence and juiciness, the fruit enlivened by good acidity. Fine, light tannins underline the fruit providing proper structure and concentration, and carry through to a fruit-focussed finish with good length. This is an aromatic, fruit-driven, lively and approachable Pinot Noir to match with most poultry and pork dishes, and Asian cuisine over the next 4-5 years. 18.0/20 Jun 2012 RRP $19.99

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