Te Kairanga ‘John Martin’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-Jun-2014
84% Abel, 10% 777 and 6% 10/5 clones from the company’s ‘Home’ vineyard blocks on the Martinborough Terrace, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 28% new French oak barrels. Dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on rim. The bouquet is light and restrained, quite ethereal in expression with subtly interwoven aromas of dark red berry fruits, floras, and nuances of nutty oak, herbs and minerals, that build in density with aeration. Medium-full bodied, bright, ripe, primary dark red berry fruit flavours show complexing herb and mineral-nutty elements, which are tightly bound and concentrated. The mouthfeel has sinewy, dry, fine-grained tannins, near powdery in texture, providing real line and drive. This is a wine of restraint, with complex detail awaiting to unfold, and fine structure that will provide the framework for 6-8 years development of greater interest and richness. 900 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Jun 2014 RRP $49.99

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