2010 Pinot Noir


Bouquet: Aromas of vibrant ripe red fruit, hints of violets together with subtle nuances supplemented by spicy oak savouriness.

Palate: Intense red fruits, subtle sweetness, delicate lingering soft finish.

Food match: Duck, cervena, red meats, truffled venison and mushroom pie.

Cellaring: 4-6 years.

Winemakers: James Healy, Ivan Sutherland


Growing Region             Marlborough
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.58
Acidity 5.4 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.3 g/l

18 months in new and older
French Oak barrels


The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2012

The Dog Point philosophy of Pinot Noir is simple: “Punch it down twice per day. Take the wine off skins when you start to get astringency and don’t go for a big style.” Straightforward as this may be, the 2010 Pinot Noir is anything but, offering a pale to medium ruby color and fragrant red cherry, violet cinnamon stick and clove aromas with a suggestion of star anise. Medium-bodied and elegantly fruited in the mouth, it offers plenty of fruit layers supported by a low to medium level of finely grained tannins, lively acid and a long finish. Approachable now, it should cellar gracefully to 2017+. 91/100

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