Murdoch James ‘Estate’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 12-May-2014
Moderately deep garnet-red colour, with light brick hues on rim. This has a soft and fragrant bouquet of red fruits and florals, harmoniously presented, building in the glass. Medium-light bodied, light fruit flavours of strawberries, red fruits and cool-spectrum herbal and sappy elements form an accessible and fresh palate. The tannin extraction is light, allowing accessibility and the mouthfeel is fresh and brisk with the acidity a little elevated. There is fruit sweetness and a good palate core, the structure growing to provide positive vinous texture, carrying the flavours to a sustained finish. This is a light, accessible, cool-spectrum Pinot Noir with a fresh mouthfeel. Serve with antipasto, tapas, seafood and poultry over the next 3+ years. A barrel selection wine, the fruit from ‘Blue Rock’ and ‘Long Gully’ sites, fully destemmed, the wine partially fermented with indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., spending 3 ½ weeks on skins and aged 12 months in one-third new oak. 16.5+/20 May 2014 RRP $35.00

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