Isabel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 22-Aug-2013
Fullish ruby-red colour with some youthful purple hues. This has a very harmoniously integrated, fragrant nose with aromas of ripe, dark raspberry fruit with subtle kirsch and liquorice detail, along with dark herbs, red florals and oak toast nuances. Medium-full bodied, the flavours of dark red berry fruits are evenly presented and build in concentration. The fruit richness and succulence is framed by refined tannin structure and the palate flows with good weight, texture and drive. This has balance and an attractive completeness, carrying through to a gentle, soft finish. This is a fine-grained, fragrant, red-fruited Pinot Noir with a harmonious and complete mouthfeel. Match with poultry and pork over the next 5-6 years. Abel, clones 5, 6, 375, 10/5 and Dijon clone fruit, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented, partially with indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 17 months in French oak barrels. 18.0/20 Aug 2013 RRP $34.99

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