Hudson ‘John Henry’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 30-Aug-2012
Light garnet-hued red with some depth, pale on edge with some bricking. The bouquet is full, soft and densely packed with aromas of savoury dark red berry fruits, revealing layers of game, mushrooms, oak cedar and spices, all harmoniously interwoven. Full-bodied, this is open and broad in presentation, with mouthfilling flavours of dark red plums and secondary notes of savoury game, undergrowth and mushrooms. The fruit richness is enlivened by good acidity, and there is drive from alcohol power, with supple tannins from moderate extraction in support. The finish is fulsome and dry, with an aromatic, cedary lift. This is an open and fulsome Pinot Noir with rich, savoury fruit and development flavours. Match with wild duck and game meat over the next 5-6 years. 50% Abel and 25% each of 115 and 777 clone fruit from the ‘Hudson' vineyard, fully-destemmed and fermented to 14.5% alc. The wine spent 24 days on skins and ten months in oak, 25% new. 18.0-/20 Aug 2012 RRP $28.00

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