Murdoch James ‘Blue Rock Single Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 12-May-2014
40% Abel and clone 114 fruit, with 667, 777, 114 and 6, fully destemmed and partially indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 3 ½ weeks on skins and aged 14 months in 40% new oak. Moderately deep garnet-red colour with light brick hues on rim. The bouquet is elegant in intensity and concentration with aromas of dark red berry fruits, dark herbs and earth, unfolding nuances of liquorice and spicy plums. Medium-full bodied, deep and densely packed flavours of dark red berryfruits and plums are enhanced by dark herb, oak spices and earthy detail. The palate has richness balanced by supple tannins, and the mouthfeel is fresh and lively with good acidity. This has energy and drive, leading to a fine-textured, dry finish. This is a rich and balanced, dark-fruited Pinot Noir with a supporting tannin core. Match with roast pork or lamb over the next 4-5+ years. 18.0-/20 May 2014 RRP $50.00

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