Instinct Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
Made from Abel clone Pinot Noir from Puruatanga Road on the Martinborough Terrace, the fruit was transported to the CJ Pask winery, where it was given a short cold soak and inoculated for a warm ferment of 26-27ºC to 14.0% alc., the wine then aged in 1 y.o. and older French oak barrels for 7 months. Deepish ruby-red in colour with some garnet hues, this has well-ripened, sweet, red and dark cherry and berry aromas with nuances of meat, jam and chocolate on bouquet. The palate also shows good depth of sweet, ripe dark berry and raspberry flavours, within a supple, and moderately structured framework. The freshness of the fruit will give way to more interesting and complex, savoury characters over the next 3-5 years. This wine is improving with time in bottle. 16.5+/20 Feb 2011 RRP $20.00 Made from Abel clone Pinot Noir from Puruatanga Road on the Martinborough Terrace, the fruit was transported to the CJ Pask winery, where it was given a short cold soak and inoculated for a warm ferment of 26-27ºC then aged in 1 y.o. and older French oak barrels for 7 months. The result is a classic Martinborough Pinot Noir with good structure and full-flavoured, savoury-red berry fruit and nuances of mushrooms and game. Special care was taken to ensure moderate extraction and this shows in the supple tannin grip through the palate. The wine is youthful as the freshness of acidity attests. This will be a great match with duck dishes now and over the next 3-4 years. 16.0/20 Oct 2010 RRP $22.50

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