TerraVin ‘Eaton Family Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jun-2018
Even garnet-red colour, lighter on the rim with some bricking. The bouquet is full and broad with even volume, showing integrated aromas of red berry fruits seamlessly layered with dark and dried herbs, along with undergrowth, mushrooms and cedar.. The aromatics are expressed with smooth intensity and penetration, and are complete in proportion. Medium-bodied, the flavours are rich, soft and smooth with a mouthfilling breadth, of harmoniously interwoven flavours of savoury dark-red berryfruit with dried herbs, red floral nuances and a layering of undergrowth and mushrooms. The fruit richness is countered by fine, grainy, slightly drying tannins and integrated acidity lending a soft-textured grip. The flavours and textures carry to a full, broad and even finish. This is a seamlessly layered and integrated Pinot Noir with savoury red fruits and secondary development on a soft, textured palate with fine-grained tannins. This is on its maturity plateau. Serve with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 3 years. Clones 667 and 777 from the ‘Eaton Family Vineyard’, from vines planted in 1998 and 1999, indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole clusters to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 40% new oak. 18.5/20 Jun 2018 RRP $80.00 Clones 667 and 777 from the ‘Eaton Family Vineyard’, from vines planted in 1998 and 1999, indigenous yeast fermented with 5% whole clusters to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 40% new oak. Moderately deep, dark ruby-red colour with some garnet hues. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with ethereal aromas of red berry fruits, red florals and minerals that build in volume and intensity in the glass. Oaking is sensitive and subtle earth and dried herb complexities unfold. Medium-full bodied, this is finely presented with well-concentrated and deep flavours of dark red berry fruits entwined with red florals. Some secondary dried herb complexity is present. Very fine-grained, flowery tannins underline the fruit, and along with the discreet, lacy acidity carry the wine to a fine-textured, sustained finish with sweet red floral and dried herb notes. This is a finely structured and concentrated Pinot Noir with aromatic red fruits and florals along with subtle secondary complexities. Match with wild duck and pork dishes as well as hard cheeses over the next 6-7 years. 18.5-/20 Feb 2015 RRP $80.00

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