Hunter's Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 has been award a Double Gold at the FiftyBest.com New Zealand Pinot Noir tasting held recently in New York.
Hand-picked and machine-harvested grapes were fermented in a combination of open vats and stainless steel tanks, with aging in new or 1-2 years-old French oak barriques.
Aroma: Fresh cherry, cranberry, rich red fruit, dried cherry, cherry cola, floral, mushroom, spicy, leather, mineral, oak, musky, earthy, wet forest floor, dusty earth, smoky, zippy.
Palate: Cherry, juicy red plum, cassis, wild strawberries, floral, black pepper, spice, vanilla, leather, wet leaves, wet stones, wood, oak, slightly tart, well balanced.
Finish: Black cherry, perfumed, light green pepper, soft, delicate, elegant, beautiful integration, complex yet ethereal, balanced, spot-on New Zealand Pinot Noir.