Paddy Borthwich Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Aug-2017
Dark-hearted ruby-red colour with black hues, lighter on the rim with purple tints. The nose is fresh and bold with up-front, but deep aromas of black berried and dark-red cherry fruit intermixed with black plum and dark herb elements. The aromatics show an elegant core that unfolds volume with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich and vibrantly fresh primary fruit flavours of ripe black berried fruits, dark cherries nuances of black plums and dark herbs. The fruit is ripe and succulent, and the mouthfeel is lush. Fine-grained tannins underline the fruit and the structure builds to form a rounded, concentrated heart. The palate has balanced, lacy acidity and the wine flows with good energy to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a sweetly rich ripe black berried and dark-red cherry fruited Pinot Noir with a lush, rounded mouthfeel and underlying fine structure and vitality. Clones 115, 777, 667, Abel, 5, 828, 943 and MV6 from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 11 months in30% new French oak. 18.0/20 Aug 2017 RRP $35.00

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