Mount Patriarch Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Dec-2013
Fruit from the ‘Patriarch’ vineyard with a high proportion of Abel clone, given a cold soak and fermented to 12.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 15% new French oak barriques. Very full, deep, bright and near-lurid purple-hued red, very youthful in appearance. The bouquet is full and bold with up-front, ripe aromas of raspberries, black cherries and plum jam. Medium-bodied, up-front and juicy flavours of raspberry jam, cherries and toasty oak full the palate. The tannin extraction is soft, providing a supple and easy mouthfeel with fresh, lacy acidity adding to the fruit sweetness. The flavours flow easily and fade to a light, gentle finish with a lingering and positive fruit presence. This is a rich and juicy, slightly jammy-fruited, up-front Pinot Noir. Serve with pasta, barbecued food and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 3+ years. 16.5+/20 Dec 2013 RRP $24.95

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