Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

$24.95 (734681)

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March 05, 2011

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A beautifully balanced, floral and aromatic Pinot with great feminine appeal. Medium-bodied, showing clean earth,...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A much fuller wine than the '08, the 2009 Spy Valley Pinot Noir is everything we've come to expect from this very...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a bright, juicy young, mid-weight pinot noir with a very lifted nose of cranberry-raspberry fruit, light...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Pleasant, simple, candied fruit, inviting floral notes. The palate is light-medium-bodied despite 14.5% alcohol, with...

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Light garnet to ruby in colour with highly intense nose.

Positives: What a lovely Pinot nose showing pine needles, cranberry, strawberry, rhubarb, earthy notes of fallen leaves, truffles & fresh cut hay. Unfortunately, the taste falls short of what the aroma of this wine gives us. Tasting notes of mushrooms, cranberry, strawberry & radish giving a slight bitter taste. Medium minus body with good acidity, low tannins, long finish & the high alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: Too bad the long finish is bitter.

Interesting Point: This wine was like seeing Mamma Mia on stage & then seeing it on film with Pierce Brosnan singing. Still can't get that out of my head. (Unless you liked Brosnan's singing, in which case you will love this wine).

Drink now on its own or pair it with escargot.

Tasted: 26 Jan 12

Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8/10, Total: 16.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3

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