Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-Oct-2014
Clone 667 and 777 fruit from the ‘O’Dwyers Farm’ vineyard, Rapaura, destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 40% new French oak. Light ruby-red colour with some youthful purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with rich and bright, primary fruit aromas of raspberries, dark cherries and plums, along with subtle floral and spice notes. Medium-full bodied, upfront and open fruit flavours of raspberries and dark plums show with sweetness and succulence. Spice elements, herbal nuances and oak unfold to add interest. The plush, up-front fruit flavours are supported by supple tannin structure, and carried by racy, brisk acidity. The fruit follows a grainy line with some underlying drive, leading to a taut, dry finish. This is an up-front, succulently fruity raspberry and plummy Pinot Noir with racy acidity. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4+ years. 17.5+/20 Oct 2014 RRP $28.00

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