Haythornthwaite ‘Beverley’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Jun-2012
Abel, Pommard and 10/5 clone fruit from the ‘Haythornthwaite' vineyard hand-picked, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.8% alc., the wine given 12 days on skins, then aged 9 months in new to 3 y.o. French oak barrels. Near-full and even ruby-garnet colour. This has an elegant and subtly building bouquet with archetype, ripe Martinborough savoury red berry aromas interwoven with dark, dried herbs and earthy complexities. Medium-bodied, the palate features harmoniously interwoven flavours of gamey red berry fruits with restrained mushroom and savoury herb elements. The tannins are soft, gentle and supple, quite fine-grained and the acidity discreet, resulting in a smooth, flowing mouthfeel. The finish is moderately long with light, but sweet fruit and earthy notes well-combined. This harmonious and interwoven Pinot Noir has moderate richness and savoury development. Serve with mushroom risotto and slow-cooked game meats over the next 4-5 years. 17.0+/20 Jun 2012 RRP $49.00

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