Hawksdrift ‘Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Aug-2013
Moderately deep, light ruby-red colour, pale on rim. This has a softly full, ethereal, building bouquet of dark red berry and plum fruit, along with spices and savoury game nuances seamlessly melded with earth, oak and cedar notes. Medium-full bodied, soft dark plum, earthy berry and cedary spice flavours feature. Very fine-grained, supple tannins support the fruit, the acidity soft and restrained. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth in flow, revealing a rich amalgam of liquorice and oak, leading to a very long and sustained finish with spicy plum nuances. This is a gentle, plummy and spicy Pinot Noir with richness and a smooth texture. Serve with Middle Eastern fare and slow-cooked red meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit from vines 12-15 y.o. from a single site in the Dillons Point district, destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in seasoned French oak barrels. 140 dozen made. 18.0-/20 Aug 2013 RRP $44.95

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