Decanter Magazine, Vintage Report - NZ Pinot Noir

2009 Pinot Noir

It seemed inevitable that a partnership between Cloudy Bay’s ex-winemaker and viticulturist would make cracking wine. This is one of Dog Point’s best Pinot Noirs yet. It’s a seriously good wine with excellent cellaring potential.


James Halliday

2009 Pinot Noir

Vivid crimson hue; an absolutely classic example of Marlborough Pinot, with bright red fruits in abundance, offset by savoury bramble and mineral tones; the palate is juicy and fresh on entry, giving way to smoky oak derived notes, and finally to savoury mineral complexity; a firm and fresh style of the variety, with true ageing potential. 93/100