Mahi ‘Ward Farm’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 08-Apr-2014
Clones 115 and 777 with some 10// from ‘Ward Farm’, just north of the Ward township, predominantly destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 15 months in French oak barriques. Medium deep ruby-red colour with light garnet hues on edge. This has a softly concentrated bouquet of ripe, dark-red berry fruits with dark plum notes, along with spices and complexing savoury game elements that grow in presence. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses a richly sweet and succulent heart of ripe dark red berry fruits and plums. The mouthfeel is supple, smooth and velvety with very fine-grained tannin extraction, and soft background acidity providing good tension to balance the lush fruit. Very attractive violet florals and lifted spices unfold and meld with the fruit, leading to an elegantly restrained, finely driven, sustained finish. This is an elegant, smooth and fine flowing Pinot Noir with stylishly luscious fruit. Serve with pork, lamb, hare and coq au vin over the next 6-7+ years. 18.5+/20 Apr 2014 RRP $45.00

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