Tohu ‘Single Vineyard’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Dec-2012
Fruit from Tohu's Awatere Valley vineyard, destemmed, given a cold soak and fermented partially by indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 22% new French oak. Dark, deep ruby-red colour with some purple hues, lighter on rim. The nose is very full with rich, ripe, dark spicy raspberry aromas with plum and violetty floral layers that emerge in the glass. Medium-full bodied, the palate is openly presented with full, rich layered flavours of dark berry fruits, plums and exotic spicy oak. Good tannin grip, balanced acidity and some alcoholic generosity provide a full, rounded structure, balancing the lush fruitiness. The flavours blossom as the proverbial peacock's tail on the finish, which is very long and lingering. This is a fulsome, rich and well-structured Pinot Noir with spicy interest. Match with Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. 18.5+/20 Dec 2012 RRP $27.95

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