Pirinoa Road ‘Single Vineyard’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 10-Oct-2012
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on rim. The nose is softly full with deep, savoury, dark red berry fruit and plum aromas along with earth, dried herb and attractively lifted dark red florals. Medium-full bodied, the flavours are tight and slightly reserved, showing savoury dark plum, dried herb and secondary mushroom flavours. A little alcohol heat comes through, but the palate has supple tannins and bright acidity, providing a smooth, lush and racy mouthfeel The alcohol carries through to a dry, firm finish with good length. This is a lusciously crisp Pinot Noir with some alcohol heat, now beginning to develop secondary interest. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 4-5 years. Abel and UCD5 clone Pinot Noir hand-picked, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new French oak barriques. 680 cases made. 17.5-/20 Oct 2012 RRP $25.00

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