Martinborough Vineyard ‘Marie Zelie’ ‘Reserve’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 09-Jun-2017
Even garnet-red colour, a little lighter on the edge with brick hues. The bouquet is one of elegance, finesse and purity, showing dark-red berry fruits lifted by red florals and complexed by fine dried herb detail. The aromatics form a deep and concentrated core, unfolding layers of red cherry fruit, savoury game, dark herbs, whole cluster stalk, red florals and smoke. The aromatics have a fresh piquancy and intensity. Surprisingly elegant in style, the flavours have great intensity, expressed with finesse and detail, showing lively red fruits, red florals, and savoury game, then dried herbs anda hint of mushrooms and undergrowth. The mouthfeel is beautifully fresh, with vibrancy and vigour, the flavours enlivened by bright acidity with fine-grained, flowery tannins in support. The palate has piquancy and vitality, and the sweetness and aromatic fruit lend great beauty. This will keep another 6-9 years easily. Clones 5, 10/5 and Abel from the ‘Home’ block, ‘Duncan’s Paddock’ and ‘Wharekauhau’, indigenous yeast fermented with 15% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 21 day on skins and aged 14 months in 50% new French oak, blended and given another 3 months in oak.. 1,096 bottles made. 19.5-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $N/A

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