Borthwick Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, Wairarapa, North Island

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
New Zealand

$35.95 (586065)

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89 pts
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December 11, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Smack in the middle of two great Pinot vintages, the 2008 Borthwick is nonetheless an exceedingly enjoyable wine....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Borthwick is a mid-size property in the Gladstone region upriver from Martinborough on similar stony, riverbed...

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Community Reviews (2)

Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

Joe, the LCBO product consultant at the Kingsway gave me a head's up on this ISD (In Store Discovery) as our critic's don't get to taste it ahead of time. David Lawrason gave it's less expensive sibling 90 points. I thought this was an excellent/classic NZ Pinot. Not Cali style.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium minus ruby with a tint of garnet in colour with a medium intense nose.

Positives: A good mix of Old World & New World Pinot in style, meaning not over bearing & having a good balance between fruit & earthy notes. Very smooth Pinot showing pine, rhubarb, cranberry, sour cherry, wooden embers, suede & truffles. Medium minus in body with medium minus tannins, good acidity, long length & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: Slightly over sour on the finish.

Food friendly wine that will go well with duck or turkey. Drink now or over the next 2 years.

Tasted: 12 Mar 12

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5/10, Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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