Paddy Borthwick ‘Right Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 23-Apr-2015
Even ruby-red colour with slight garnet hues, lighter on rim. This has a full and concentrated nose of ripe dark red and black berried fruits that gently blossoms to show dark raspberries, herbs, spices earth and liquorice elements. Medium-full bodied, fleshy and sweet flavours of dark raspberries fill the mouth. The wine is open in structure and accessible, with fine, supple tannins and fresh, piquant acidity adding to the liveliness and freshness of the mouthfeel. As the wine flows, nuances of raspberry liqueur, fennel and herbs emerge and are carried by the tannins to a long fine-grained, lingering finish with bright raspberry fruit. This is a full, openly accessible Pinot Noir with bright raspberry fruit and a lively, supple palate. Match with poultry, pork, beef and lamb over the next 5-6 years. Wine made by Paddy Borthwick to reflect his "intuitive, impulsive and thoughtful” personality. Pinot Noir fruit, Abel and clones 115 and 5 fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 45% new French oak. 840 bottles made. 18.5/20 Apr 2015 RRP $55.00

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