Starborough ‘Family Estate’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Oct-2018
Light ruby-red colour, paler on the rim. The nose is fresh and elegant with light aromas in the cooler spectrum, showing red cherry fruit intermingling with fresh herbs, unfolding red florals. This is fresh and piquant. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweetly rich fruit flavours of red cherry and berry fruits entwined with notes of fresh herbs, with fragrant red florals and a little red liquorice, unveiling a hint of whole berry fermentation lift. A little cool-spectrum edginess shows, but is enveloped by the fruit sweetness which grows to form a soft, moderately concentrated heart. The tannins are supple, allowing accessibility, and the acidity gentle, the wine carrying to lush finish. This is a cooler spectrum Pinot Noir with red cherry and fresh herb fruit, but a sweetly rich and lush palate with aromatics and a good core and soft, supple mouthfeel. Serve with tuna and salmon, and poultry dishes over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit, 60% clones 667 and 777 from ‘O’Dwyers Farm’ and 40% clone 115 from the ‘Long Lane’ site, destemmed and fermented to 12.8% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 25% new French oak. 17.5/20 Oct 2018 RRP $27.99

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