Paddy Borthwick ‘Left Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Aug-2017
Ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim with some garnet. The nose is firmly concentrated and well-packed with savoury, secondary aromas of dark-red and black cherry fruit with dark and dried herbs at the core, unfolding a little nutty oak. This has excellent depth and intensity with complexing layers. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a deep and ounded core with concentrated flavours of savoury black cherry and dark-red berry fruits along with dark herbs and nutty oak. The fruit is sweet and rich, and is supported by fine-grained tannin structure and extract that provides depth, body and presence. The acidity is integrated and the wine carries to a long, lingering, sweetly concentrated finish of savoury dark-red fruits and dried herbs. This a rich, concentrated and firm Pinot Noir with a core of complex, savoury, dark-red berried fruits with dried herbs on a well-structured, balanced palate. Match with game meats nd casseroles over the next 6-8+ years A selection of Abel, 375 and clone 5 fruit from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak. 840 bottles made. 18.5+/20 Aug 2017 RRP $55.00

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