Paddy Borthwick Pinot Noir 2019, Wairarapa

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 11-Dec-2020
Deep, ruby-red with a purple hue and some depth, slight lighter edged. The nose is fragrant with density aromas of dark cherries and plums, unveiling dark herbs of thyme, earthy minerals, florals details and alluring spices. The palate has weight and power, penetrating aromas of dark plums, cherries and violet; unfolding earth, thyme and cloves. Medium-full bodied, the breadth of the palate is satisfying, the fruit is ripe with vibrancy, herbaceous notes of thyme and dark herbs enrich the mouthfeel along with powdery fine-grained tannin, reminiscent of dark cocoa. The palate is comforting with underlined alcohol power, bringing out spices and dark herbs rounded off to an earthy, savoury breadth palate. Match with lamb koftas and venison over the next 4-5 years. Fermented to 14.9% alc, extends post-ferment maceration. Aged in French oak barrels for 11 months, 30% new oak. 18.5/20 (93 pts) Dec 2020 RRP $34.95

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