TerraVin ‘Eaton Family Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jun-2018
Full, even, dark garnet-red colour, a little lighter on the rim with hints of bricking. The nose is firmly packed with well-concentrated aromas of dark-red and black-berried fruits along with dark herbs forming a firm core and heart. The fruit retains freshness and vibrancy, and still has the potential to develop more complexity. With aeration, black minerals, a little undergrowth and lifted dark-red florals unfold. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with a firm, tight heart of dark-red and black-berried fruits along with dark and dried herbs. The fruit has freshness and fragrance, with dark florals and minerals notes. The mouthfeel is bright and lively with fresh acidity, and the fruit is underlined by a fine line of tannin extraction and structure. This has sweetness and linearity, and carries to a long, sustained finish of ripe dark-red and black fruit with some undergrowth interest. This is a firm and well-packed dark-red and black-fruited Pinot Noir with freshness and developing notes of secondary interest with a fine, firm structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 4-5+ years. Clones 667 and 777 from the ‘Eaton Family Vineyard’, from vines planted in 1998 and 1999, the fruit fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 12.5% alc., the wine aged 17 months in 33% new oak. 19.0/20 Jun 2018 RRP $80.00

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