Starborough ‘Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Jun-2014
Moderately deep ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on rim. This has a softly full nose with dark red berry fruit and fresh herbal aromas intermingling with depth. Raspberry, tamarillo and red floral detail unfold, adding interest. Medium-bodied, softly concentrated sweetly ripe dark raspberry fruit flavours show an aromatic red floral and juicy whole berry fermentation layering, with subtle nuances of fresh herbs in the melange. The palate is supported by fine-grained tannins that add to the mouthfeel and presence, and the flavours flow with a slippery richness and succulence, enhanced by the soft acidity. The fruit and extraction grows in depth and leads to a sweet, fine, grainy finish. This is a rich fruited, medium-bodied Pinot Noir that grows is succulence and palate presence. Serve with firm-fleshed seafood and poultry over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked clone 667 and 777 fruit from 8 y.o. vines from the ‘O’Dwyers Farm’ vineyard, destemmed and given an 8 day cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 35% new French oak barrels. 17.5/20 RRP $28.95

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