Paddy Borthwick ‘Left Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Apr-2015
Ruby-red colour with some depth, paler on rim with light purple hues. This has an elegantly presented nose with fine, concentrated aromas of red berry fruits entwined with mineral and nutty oak elements, unfolding ethereal red florals and dark herbal detail with aeration. Medium-bodied, the palate is tightly bound with a concentrated core of red cherry and berry fruit flavours along with herb, liquorice and fennel notes. The fruit is subtly rich and is enlivened by lacy acidity that results in excellent linearity. The wine follows a very fine-grained tannin line that leads to a long, lingering finish of herbs and liquorice. This is a tightly bound, elegant and fine-structured Pinot Noir with ethereal cherry, herb and liquorice flavours. Match with herb-marinated poultry, pork and casserole dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Wine made by Braden Crosby to reflect his "logical, creative and precise” personality. Pinot Noir fruit, Abel and clones 375 and 5, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak. 840 bottles made. 18.0+/20 Apr 2015 RRP $55.00

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