Paddy Borthwick Left Hand Pinot Noir 2019, Wairarapa

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 11-Dec-2020
Deep ruby-red with some transparency, purple on the rim. The nose is gently full and elegantly presented, lifted aromas of cherry-plums, dark cherries, melded with herbs, dark violet and subtle flinty minerals. The bouquet has depth and vibrancy. Medium-full bodied, intense aromas of cherry-plums, black cherries have a concentrated core and energy; interweaved a smoky, flinty mineral element, elevated dark violet, and herbs. The fruit is supported by a fine and lacy acid line, underlined powdery fine-grained tannin structure. A very fine palate carries dark botanicals and spices with tension to a concentrated, long finish. This is a concentrated Pinot Noir with elegance and vibrancy, displaying flavours of dark cherry-plum fruit, enlivened by smoky, flinty minerals, violet and herbs details on a finely structured palate. Match with venison and boar over the next 5-8 years. Selected premium parcels and barrel selection, 14.9% alc, aged in 100% French oak for 11 months, 40% new barrels, minimal fining and filtration. 1,730 bottles produced. 19/20 pts Dec 2020 RRP $55

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