Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Jun-2012
Fruit from a number of sites in the Southern Valleys, including the Omaka and Waihopi areas, ven a cold soak and fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged in new and seasoned French oak as well as tank. Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour, lighter on edge. The soft and full bouquet has savoury red cherry and berry aromas along with notes of dark florals, herbs, game meat and charry-oak and reductive elements. Medium bodied, light berry and cherry fruit flavours are complexed by toast oak and charry reduction. Supporting the fruit are light, supple tannins and bright acidity, providing a youthful, textured palate with vitality. The flavours are upfront, but lighten on the finish. This is a youthful Pinot Noir with charry reductive characters and a palate that needs another few months to settle and harmonise. Match with pizza and barbecued foods over the next 4-5 years. 16.5/20 Jun 2012 RRP $26.50

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