2008 Pinot Noir


Colour: Deep Ruby.
Bouquet: Aromas of bright red fruits complemented by floral notes and a subtle, underlying varietal earthy character.
Palate: Lifted rich fruit and well integrated spicy oak flavours showing excellent balance with sweet tannins and a lingering soft finish.
Food Match: Duck, cervena, red meats and especially truffled venison and mushroom pie.
Cellaring: Four to six years.
Winemakers: James Healy / Ivan Sutherland.


Growing Region Marlborough
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.69
Acidity 5.9 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.4 g/l
Eighteen Months
in new and older
French Oak barrels


The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2010

The 2008 Pinot Noir is matured in Francois Frere barriques, 50% new, for 18 months and bottled without fining or filtering. Medium-deep ruby colored, the nose is very fragrant, floral, with notes of violets and lavender over red cherry and crushed raspberry plus nuances of cedar, thyme, loam and moss. Crisp, medium bodied with a medium level of ine grained tannins, it has a long earthy finish. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2016+. 90/100

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