Johanneshof ‘Maybern Single Vineyard Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-May-2013
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with a suggestion of purple on rim. The nose is softly rich and full, blossoming to show lifted, primary, dark red berry fruits with red and violet florals intermixed with savoury herb complexities and spices. Medium-full bodied this is well-structured with considerable extraction, the fine, grainy tannins prominent and enveloping the red berry fruit. The flavours unfold, revealing lifted florals, game and herb detail, all enlivened by fresh and balanced acidity. The mouthfeel is firm and dry, the textures carrying the palate to a lingering finish with good grip and fresh, savoury dark red fruit notes. This is a seriously constructed Pinot Noir with rich aromatics and firm textures. It will benefit from cellaring. Match with coq au vin and slow-cooked game meat over the next 6-8+ years. Hand-picked Dijon clone fruit from 8 y.o. vines from the ’Maybern’ vineyard at Koromiko, indigenous yeast fermented with a small portion of whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 30% new oak. 18.0+/20 May 2013 RRP $36.00

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