Hopscotch Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Jun-2016
Moderately deep garnet red colour, lighter on the rim with a little bricking. The bouquet is elegant and slender in presentation with light, harmonious aromas of strawberries and cherries with gentle nuances of fresh and dried herbs, red florals and subtle oak spices. Medium-bodied, the fruit is up-front, light and straightforward, showing strawberries and cherries entwined with fresh and dried herbs and oak cedar. The palate is soft and supple with modest tannin extraction, and fresh, lacy acidity lends a degree of drive and energy. The wine leads to a light, slender finish of strawberries, herbs and florals. This is a light, up-front Pinot Noir with strawberry, cherry and herb flavours and a supple, but fresh mouthfeel. Match with tapas, antipasto and poultry dishes over the next 2-3 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Wiffen’ blocks, clones 10/5, 667 and 115, fully destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 13.6% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 30% new French oak barriques. 16.5/20 Jun 2016 RRP $25.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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