Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Sep-2017
Even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. This has a firm and elegantly concentrated nose with ripe dark-red and black cherry and berry fruit intermingling with spicy and savoury plum notes, liquorice and dark herbs, unfolding some nutty oak elements. Medium-bodied, the palate has a concentrated core which unfolds layer of flavour, to show dark cherry and berry fruits, spicy and savoury plums, liquorice notes, dark herbs and oak. The palate has good depth of flavour, opening the fill the mouth. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction with integrated acidity, providing smooth drive and linearity, leading to a lingering finish of dark berry fruits, spiced plums and oak. This is a well-concentrated Pinot Noir with dark cherry berry, spiced plum and nutty, oaky flavours on a fine-textured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes and Middle Eastern fare over the next 5-7 years. Clones 667, 5, 777, Abel and 113 from the best parcels in the ‘Home’ vineyard, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 21 days on skins post ferment, and aged 10 months in approx. 35% new French oak barrels. 18.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $38.99

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