WS 88 IWC 88 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Aromatic, with rose petal and thyme accents to the raspberry and cherry flavors, showing plenty of red licorice notes, a juicy edge and taut tannins. Drink now through 2026.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Medium red with an amber edge. Slightly high-toned aromas of cherry, marzipan, dried flowers and cinnamon; smells a bit like nebbiolo. Supple and easy to drink, with red berry and spice flavors framed by substantial but fine-grained tannins. Not your everyday New Zealand pinot fruit bomb.
According to Wine Advocate - Pale to medium ruby-purple-colored, the 2011 Pinot Noir displays notes of warm red currants, mulberries and black cherry compote with hints of underbrush and cinnamon stick. Medium-bodied with a good amount of ripe, juicy berry flavors in the mouth framed by a low to medium level of velvety tannins, lively acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2016.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This wine’s cranberry and raspberry fruit is framed by scents of smoky, toasty oak. It’s light in body, with a tart, tangy finish. Try it with seafood dishes that can handle a light red, like grilled or broiled salmon.
Tasting Notes - From seductive bright morello cherry, fresh brambly wild berry compote, subtle French oak spice, black olive and lingering ‘blue’ aromatics; this Pinot delivers a youthful evocative Marlborough Pinot Noir. The seamless tension, bright acidity and supple ripe fruit tannins, elegance, texture and Pinosity are all bound together with a balanced acid tannin profile delivering the hallmark Wither Hills Pinot Noir style which if patient will reward cellaring for up to 15 years. In its youth this Pinot Noir will pair itself with most foods from smoked eel, seared tuna, and Szechwan style foods, through to the more traditional fare of twice cooked duck and my favourite at the moment pork belly with a hint of five spice. Sit back, relax, and savour! 13.5% ABV.
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Varietal/Type Pinot Noir gtin No Brand No Size 750 ML Standard Rating 88 Points
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