The Darling Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Aug-2014
Fruit from two Southern Valleys sites and from the ‘Antipode’ estate, Fareham Lane, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.0% alc., the wine aged in seasoned oak. Ruby-red colour with garnet hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is elegant in expression with fragrant red berry fruits infused with subtle oak spices and whole bunch savoury herb nuances forming a harmoniously interwoven and detailed core. Medium-bodied and stylishly proportioned, elegant flavours of savoury and spicy red fruits are complexed by whole bunch herbal layers and spicy oak. The mouthfeel is well-balanced with fine acidity and fine-grained tannins providing a dry, textured line. This flows with good vitality and the wine carries to a slender, lingering finish. This is an elegant and fine-featured Pinot Noir with red fruits and savoury, spicy complexities. Serve with poultry, pork and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5 years. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0-/20 Aug 2014 RRP $32.00

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