Hopscotch Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2014
Moderately deep, dark garnet-red colour with some brick hues on rim. The bouquet is full and rich with softly concentrated secondary aromas of savoury and spicy red berry fruits, earth, dried herbs, undergrowth and oak cedar. The nose is densely packed and lifted by a little volatility. Medium-bodied, the palate is lively with juicy, savoury red fruit, dried herb and mushroom flavours. The secondary complexities unfold in the glass, providing layers of interest. The mouthfeel is lively and full of acid vitality and the wine is supported by fine-grained tannins in the background. Well-balanced, the wine shows good proportion and length, finishing with brisk, savoury red fruit and earthy nuances. This is a lively, juicy, savoury-flavoured Pinot Noir with secondary interest. Match with wild duck and pork, and mushroom influenced dishes over the next 3-4 years. Clones 10/5, 115 and 667 from the lower Wairau and Southern Valley region, hand-picked and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 26% new French oak barriques. 17.5-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $25.95

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