Paddy Borthwick ‘Right Hand’ Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2014

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Aug-2017
Full, even, ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. This has a full, open, up-front and accessible nose with sweetly ripe fruit aromas of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit, entwined with dark-red florals and fragrant, fresh herbs, unfolding a little spice. This is aromatic and quite ethereal, with beautifully delicate, interwoven youthfully fresh, primary nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and lush with sweet fruit flavours of bright, dark-red cherry fruit with lifted florals and fresh herbs. This is vibrant, juicy and primary, and the fruit richness is underlined by fine-grained, flowery tannins that allow the fruit sweetness to prevail. The acidity is integrated and the wine flows to a succulent, long and sustained finish. This is a sweetly rich and juicy, succulent Pinot Noir with fresh aromatic fruit and very fine-grained structure. Match with poultry and pork dishes over the next 6-8+ years. A selection of Abel, 115 and 5 clone fruit from the ‘Borthwick’ vineyard, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 45% new French oak. 840 bottles made. 19.0-/20 Aug 2017 RRP $55.00

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