Starborough Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
Pale ruby-red colour with some garnet hues, lighter on edge. Full, softly packed and intense aromas of dark strawberry and cranberry fruits with lifted red florals, oak spices and herbs show on bouquet. Medium-bodied, flavours of ripe strawberry and raspberry fruits combine with dark red floral notes. This is fulsome and up-front, but there is a strong and deep core to the palate. The tannins are supple and understated, backing the fruitiness, and along with soft acidity, the flavours are broad, mouthfilling and rich, growing in intensity in the glass. The richness and weight drive the flavours to a long, sweet-fruited finish. This is a softly textured and rich Pinot Noir with growing fruit expression. Match with tuna, turkey, duck and pork dishes over the next 4-5 years. Equal portions of clone 667 and 777 fruit from the ‘O'Dwyers Farm' vineyard on the Wairau Valley, indigenous yeast fermented with whole berries to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 40% new French oak barrels. 160 cases made. 18.0-/20 Jul 2012 RRP $28.95

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