Paddy Borthwick ‘Left Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 10-Mar-2018
Dark, deep, purple hued ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge, very youthful in appearance. The nose is fine and firm with intense aromas of ripe black cherries and black berries with dark raspberries, melded with dark herbs and lifted violet florals. This has richness, vibrancy and depth. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and succulent fruit flavours with good depth and intensity of black cherry and berry fruit, raspberry liqueur, along with a subtle layering of dark herbs, unfolding black and violet florals. The fruit is enlivened by a fine, lacy thread of acidity and underlined bt very fine-grained flowery tannins. The vibrant and juicy fruit prevails on palate and carries to a concentrated, long finish. This is a fine and firmly concentrated, vibrant Pinot Noir with ripe black berried fruits with dark herb and violet floral notes and a fine structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 6+ years. A vineyard and barrel selection wine by Braden Crosby, the fruit fully destemmed and fermented with whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in approx. 30% new oak. 70 dozen made. 19.0-/20 Mar 2018 RRP $55.00

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