Friday, 4 April 2014


Mahi Marlborough 2012 Pinot Noir 13%
Now we're talking......a striking bouquet of pure light red fruits lead by red cherry - macerated and fresh, oak spices show a youthful integration point as well as touches of brown spice and vanilla; the natural ferment shows as a layer of complexity, quite complex and interesting as the wine warms in the glass; On the palate - dry and complex with flavors of light red fruits, oak spices and plenty of texture (bottled unfiltered), fine tannins a mix of mostly fruit and some oak; well balanced and well made with medium+ acidity, medium+ fine tannins and a longish finish.
Highly recommended.
5 Stars

Mahi Ward Farm 2012 Pinot Noir Marlborough 13.5%
The expression of place is well evidenced in this example with a mushroom edge to the fruits, particular use of oak, macerated and juicy red and dark red cherry fruits, red apple skin and red velvet roses in the bouquet; over quite feminine. On the palate - dry and very youthful with flavors that reflect the nose - cherry fruits with wild raspberry edges, particular and more noticeable oak flavors and spices, fine tannins - mostly fruit with some keen oak tannin influences, medium+ acidity; balanced and well made with a long finish and medium+ (and building) complexity.
A lovely example!
5 Stars (90 Points)

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