Te Kairanga ‘Runholder’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 24-Jun-2014
28.5% Abel, 22% 777, 15.5% 10/5, 15% clone 6 with 667 and 115 from the company’s Martinborough Terrace vineyards, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 28% new French oak. Dark, deep, purple-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full and well packed with harmoniously entwined aromas of ripe, dark red berry fruits with hints of sweet plum and whole berry fruit pastille notes, and a suggestion of jam. This has an array of aromatics, quite complete in expression. Medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours are stylishly restrained, but show real depth, density and mouthfilling weight, with ripe dark raspberry fruit intermixed with plums, florals and subtle lift. Soft and ripe, fine-grained tannins support and moderate the fruit sweetness with balanced, discreet acidity adding to the vitality of the mouthfeel. The flavours flow to a very long, fine-textured, sweet finish. This is a complete wine, but will develop over the next 5-7 years. 3,485 dozen made. 18.5/20 Jun 2014 RRP $34.99

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