Matahiwi Estate Holly South Series Pinot Noir 2019, Wairarapa

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 14-Aug-2020
Deep, medium ruby-red with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant, gently filled the glass with the richness of dark cherries, red plums, sweet florals, melded with an amalgam of oak spices, herbs and crushed rock mineral notes. Medium-full bodied, concentrated flavours of plums and cherries, along with herbs and floral detail, lingers with savoury detail, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and rocky mineral to a sustained finish. The fruit is concentrated with a dense mouthfeel, packed full of fruit flavours and savoury notes of game meat, sea salt and crushed rocks; fine-grained tannin extraction is silky and smooth, contributed to the mouthfeel and weight. Lacy acidity gives balance and freshness to the palate, carries powdery spices and mineral to a lengthy finish. Match with venison loin and duck over the next 6-8 years. Clones 667, 5, 777 from their Home vineyard with extra care and low yield. Fermented to 13.5% alc, some whole-bunches. Aged in barrels for 12 months, 23% new. 18.5+/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $46.99

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