Paddy Borthwick ‘Right Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 15-Dec-2016
Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. This has a full, broad and solid bouquet with deep aroma of savoury dark-red berry fruit melded with dried herb and complex stalk and undergrowth note, along with hits of game and spicy oak. This is complex and quite complete in presentation. Medium-full bodied, the palate is firm with a concentrated core unfolding bright and lively flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruits and a complex layering of dried herbs and undergrowth, along with nuances of game and spice. The wine has vibrancy and vitality, with the fruit supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, and brisk, refreshing acidity providing energy and linearity. The wine carries to a rich, succulent and sustained, savoury, complex detailed finish with grip and energy. This is a firmly concentrate, vibrant, complex-layered Pinot Noir with savoury red fruits, dried herbs undergrowth and game notes on a finely structured palate. Match with game meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. A clonal and vineyard selection by Paddy Borthwick, 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 "intuitive, impulsive and thoughtful” Paddy Borthwick. 70 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Dec 2016 RRP $54.00

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