Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2018
Even ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with slight purple hues. The nose is a little restrained in expression with soft and integrated aromas of dark-red berry fruit interwoven with subtle dark herb notes and spicy, nutty oak and a hint of oak resin. This is all gentleness and finesse and the aromatics grow in intensity with aeration. Medium-full bodied the palate has restrained flavours of red berry fruits entwined with a hint of dark herbs entwined with spicy, nutty oak and a touch of oak resin. The flavours grow in intensity and depth in the mouth. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin structure providing good grip and texture, with soft, balancing acidity. The wine carries to an ethereal finish. This is a gentle and restrained Pinot Noir with flavours of red berry fruits with herb nuances and some nutty, spicy, resiny oak, the flavours building and showing good tannin support, whilst retaining a prettiness. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 4+ years. Hand-picked fruit from three vineyards: the ‘Twin Valleys’ in Fareham Road, the ‘Byrne’ vineyard and from Ward, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches and 15% with stems after crushing to 13.2% alc. the wine aged 13 months in 10% new French oak barriques. 17.5+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $34.90

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