Jackson Estate ‘Vintage Widow’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Apr-2011
This wine is named in recognition of the families who tend to be ‘forgotten' in the hurly-burly of harvest time. Made from clones 777, 667, 115, 114, 5 and 10/5 from the clay-soiled ‘Gum Emperor' and ‘Somerset' vineyards, fully destemmed and given a four day cold soak, wild yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., and aged 11 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, this has a powerfully concentrated, densely packed nose of black fruits and raspberries and cherry liqueur. Still tightly bound on palate, the density and concentration of ripe black and red berry fruits is a highlight. The wine reveals notes of herbs, spices and sweet oak with breathing. The extraction is excellent, the tannins fine and supple, and the palate is bright, fresh and clearly youthful. A little alcohol warmth adds to the richness. Match with wild duck and pork dishes over the next 5-7 years. 18.5+/20 Apr 2011 RRP $34.95

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