Paddy Borthwick ‘Left Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Dec-2016
Moderately dark, deep, ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the edge, and youthful in appearance. The nose is up-front with plump and well-concentrated aromas of ripe dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with savoury dark plum notes. The fruit aromas are entwined with dark herbal nuances, unfolding fragrant florals. The aromatics are harmonious in presentation. Medium-full bodied, the palate is full with sweetly rich, ripe flavours of dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with savoury plums. This is fleshy and lush, and the fruit is supported by fine-grained supple tannins. The acidity is soft and ripe, and well-integrated, and the fruit is carried by the structure to a long and sustained finish of dark plums. This is a full, sweetly rich, plump Pinot Noir with dark berry, cherry and plum flavours on a fleshy, well-structured and balanced palate. Serve ith lamb, beef and venison over the next 5+ years. A clonal and vineyard selection by Braden Crosby, the fruit fully destemmed and fermented with whole berries to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 35% new French oak barrels. Made by the logical, creative and precise” Braden Crosby. 70 dozen made. 18.5/20 Dec 2016 RRP $54.00

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