Paddy Borthwick ‘Falloon Block’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-May-2018
Moderately deep, light ruby-red colour, paler on the edge with slight garnet hues. The nose is light and slender in presentation with lovely fragrant aromas of red cherry fruit and red florals, along with subtle notes of aromatic fresh herbs, revealing a little liquorice at the core. Medium-bodied, the palate has bright and fragrant flavours of red berry fruits and red florals along with nuances of spice, liquorice and herbs. The fruit possesses sweetness and is enlivened by bright, lacy acidity, forming a light line with subtle concentration. The fruit is supported by supple, fine-grained tannins, and the flavours carry to a lingering, fine-textured finish with raspberry and spice nuances. This is an elegant, sweet, red cherry fruited Pinot Noir with floral, liquorice and spice nuances on a palate with light grip and fresh mouthfeel. Serve with antipasto, pasta and poultry over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Falloon Block’ and some from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, fully destemmed and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 7 months in seasoned oak. 17.0+/20 May 2018 RRP $25.00

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