Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Oct-2017
Ruby-red colour with some depth, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full with a well-concentrated core of dark-red berry fruit and raspberry liqueur, entwined with dark herbs, savoury red florals and suggestions of whole bunch stalk-like perfumes. Medium-full bodied, the palate has softly packed flavours of dark-red berry fruits with raspberry notes and dark herbs at the heart. Dark-red florals, savoury stalk perfumes, liquorice and spice notes emerge in the glass. The palate has good depth and the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction lending texture and structure, with integrated acidity. The wine carries to a soft, lingering finish of dark-red fruits, herbs and a little spice. This is a softly concentrated Pinot Noir with dark-red berry fruit and dark herbs, floral and spice notes on a fine-structured palate. Match with poultry, pork and lamb dishes over the next 5 years. Hand-picked fruit, 50% clones 667 and 777 from ‘O’Dwyers Farm’ and 50% clone 115 from the ‘Long Lane Vineyard’, indigenous yeast fermented with a high proportion of whole berries and 10% whole clusters to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels. 18.0/20 Oct 2016 RRP $27.95

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