Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Feb-2011
Palliser Estate's Pinot Noir remains one of the great bargains from Martinborough. Made from old vine 10/5 and newer Dijon clone fruit fermented in open top vats to 14.5% alc., and aged for approx. 12 months in French oak barrels, this has a full, deep, dark ruby red colour with purple hues. On bouquet, fresh, vibrant aromas of dark cherry fruit abound, displaying excellent ripeness and primary purity. Well-weighted with excellent richness and sweetness of fruit, the balance of extraction and suppleness of the tannins is nigh on ideal. The dark cherry-berry flavours can be appreciated now, but more savoury, mushroomy flavours will develop over the next 4-6 years. A wine that will match poultry, pork and all but the most highly seasoned red meat dishes well. 18.5+/20 Dec 2010 RRP $43.00

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