Tohu ‘Rore Reserve’ ‘Limited Release’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Dec-2011
667 clone fruit from the ‘Tohu' and ‘Rotokaro' blocks from the company's Awatere Valley vineyard, destemmed and given a 5 day cold soak, then fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine macerated on skins for two weeks following. The wine was aged in 35% new oak for 11 months. Dark ruby-red colour, with youthful purple hues, and moderately full, the bouquet is tight and concentrated with deep and brooding dark cherry and berry aromas which slowly unfold dark plum, oak spice and herb notes. Medium-bodied and elegant in proportion, the flavours of dark red berry fruit and cherries form a deep core to the palate. Subtle, balanced oak toast and spice adds layers of interest. The fruit is rich and brightened by well-balanced acidity, with fine-grained and supple tannins in support. The wine has good textural length with gently nuances flavours lingering. This is a wine with concentrated flavours that will develop and unfold gracefully over the next 4-6 years. Serve with roasted duck, pork and most red meats. 18.0+/20 Dec 2011 RRP $49.90

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