Tohu ‘Rore Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Aug-2013
A selection of the 12 best barrels. Clone 777 and 667 from the ‘Tohu’, ‘Araroa’ and ‘Taumaui’ blocks from the company’s Awatere vineyard, hand-picked, detemmed, given a cold soak and partially indigenous fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in new and season French oak. Bright, moderately deep ruby-red colour with light purple hues on rim. The bouquet is concentrated with bright, ripe dark berry and black cherry fruit aromas, alongside notes of violet florals, plums, oak toast and a little reduction complexity, expressed with clarity. Medium-bodied, tight and focussed flavours of black berries and cherries form a concentrated core with minerally elements, oak detail and some charry reduction, all integrated and interwoven. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and lacy acidity providing a lively, supple mouthfeel with good tension and linearity. The flavours are carried to a long and elegant, black-fruit nuanced finish. This is an elegant and vibrant black-fruited, nuanced Pinot Noir with fine textures. Serve with duck and pork, or Asian cuisine over the next 6-7 years. 300 dozen made. 18.5-/20 Aug 2013 RRP $38.95

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