TerraVin ‘Hillside Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 08-Aug-2013
A barrel selection. Made from a large range of clones, the fruit from 60% ‘Cowley’, 20% ‘Calrossie’ and 20% ‘Eaton Family’ vineyards, indigenous yeast fermented with approx. 5% whole clusters to 13.7% alc., the wine aged 16 months in approx. one-third new French oak. Full, deep, dark ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. This has a full, solid and densely concentrated bouquet of ripe, dark red berry fruits and dark plums, along with complexing notes of spicy oak, and savoury violet florals. Full-bodied, the fruit is a little locked up, bur dark berry and plum flavours emerge in the glass with spicy oak elements. The palate is fulsome in structure and texture, with real weight and presence. Soft acidity lends a rounded edge, but the extract and tannins feature, with some alcohol adding to the power. The flavours are carried to a long, firm, dry finish with dark fruit notes. This is a fulsome and structured Pinot Noir with ripe dark fruit flavours and oak spices. Match with game meat and hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. 18.5+/20 Aug 2013 RRP $52.00

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