Rapaura Springs ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Jun-2018
Dark ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim with slight garnet tints. This has a moderately full and deep nose with rounded but concentrated aromas of dark-red cherry and strawberry fruit along with a layer of softly aromatic and fragrant dark herbs, a little earth and oak in a harmonious amalgam, unfolding a touch of reduction. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an elegantly concentrated heart with good depth of strawberry and cherry fruit harmoniously integrated with dark herbs, a little earth and minerally reduction. The fruit sweetness is enlivened by fresh acidity, and the palate flows smoothly along a soft-textured line unfolding some herbs and minerals, leading to a rounded finish with acid crispness. This is a strawberry and cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with some dark herbs, earth, and a touch of reduction on a smooth palate with soft extraction. Match with wild duck and pork over the next 3-4 years. Marlborough fruit fully destemmed and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 15% new French and Hungarian oak. 17.5/20 Jun 2018 RRP $28.99

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