Hawksdrift ‘Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Oct-2014
Full, even, garnet-red colour, lighter on edge with a brick hue. This has a full, moderately deep bouquet of soft red berry fruits with lifted florals and esters elements, unfolding subtle dried herbal and brambly secondary interest with soft layers of cedar and milk chocolate. Medium-full bodied, gently luscious and sweet flavours of red berry fruits are entwined with layers of dried herbs and bramble, with sensitive and unobtrusive oaking. The fruit is supported by fine-grained, supple tannins and a line of fresh acidity. The mouthfeel is integrated and flows smoothly, carrying the sweet fruit to a soft, fruit-nuanced, lingering finish. This is a soft, luscious and well-balanced, red-fruited Pinot Noir with some brambly secondary detail. Serve with mushroomy pasta, risotto and poultry dishes over the next 4+ years, Hand-picked 10/5 clone fruit from a single site in the Dillons Point district, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 18 months in seasoned French oak barrels. 200 dozen made. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $44.95

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