Martinborough Vineyard ‘Martinborough Terrace’ Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 09-Jun-2017
Very dark, deep garnet-red colour with dark bricking and tawny hues on the rim. The bouquet is very full, solid and deep with developed dark-red and brown fruit, melded with dried herbs, along with game and cedar. The aromatics are deeply concentrated, and grow in meatiness with aeration. Full-bodied, this is solidly packed and dense, but softly rich and evolved, showing lusciousness and mouthfilling breadth. The flavours are secondary and tertiary with red and brown fruits, dried herbs, game, earth and cedary, with meaty richness forming a strong heart and core, the tannins fine and powdery, showing resolution. Good acid retention lends life to the wine, but the palate is beginning to dry out on the finish. This will hold on this plateau for another 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit from vines up to 26 y.o., indigenous yeast fermented with 10-15% whole bunches to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 20 days on skins and aged 12 months in 30-35% new French 228L barrels. 18.5-/20 Jun 2017 RRP $N/A

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