Hunter’s Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Jul-2018
Pale ruby-red colour, a little garnet on the rim. The nose is full and softly voluminous with aromas of strawberries and raspberries entwined with harmonious layer of savoury dark and dried herbs, unveiling a little nutty oak. This is beginning to develop secondary complexities. Medium-full bodied, the palate is gently mouthfilling with ethereal flavours of savoury strawberries and raspberries, melded with soft notes of dried herbs and earthy complexities. The flavours form an elegant heart. The fruit possesses good sweetness and richness, and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and fine grip, with balanced and integrated acidity. The wine carries with positive linearity to a long finish that blossoms with fruit and dried herbs. This is a gently mouthfilling Pinot Noir with savoury strawberry, cherry and raspberry fruit with the beginnings of dried herb and earth secondary development, on a fine structured palate. Match with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 4 years. Fruit from the Omaka and Waihopai valleys, hand-picked and fermented with 30% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 14 days on skins and 10 months in 25% new oak. 18.0-/20 Jul 2018 RRP $27.90

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