Churton Pinot Noir 2008, Marlborough, South Island

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

$31.75 (237164)

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September 17, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, ripe, fresh and pure red berry fruit, with particular emphasis on raspberry and wild strawberry, while wood is...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

From a vineyard in the process of organic certification, but it was not organic when this was made in 2008. This is a...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Winemaker Sam Weaver’s aim of getting European style complexity and elegance in his wines is well achieved in this...

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Community Reviews (3)

Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

I really like this.

A mildly musty jam smell, but something else...my mother's homemade borscht!! (I see RPJ mentions beets...)
Probably an idiosyncratic reaction, but it works for me. I'll try it with my mom's borscht when I see her....will make a note.

Note...a NZ bottle with a cork.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Excellent Pinot Noir. Very subtle tannins. A nice light red wine choice. Pairs well with pork tenderloin. Tasted September 2012 and August 2013.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine comes across at halfway between the style of a California Pinot and a Burgundy Pinot with the aromas of wild berry fruit, plum jam, clove, cinnamon stick, soft leather and attractive earthy notes. This medium to full bodied Pinot has a velvety smooth mouthfeel with Pinot characteristics good acidity and grainy tannins. The finish is long, smoky, slightly hot (alcohol at 14%) with ultra ripe fruit flavour. Not an elegant Pinot for sure, but very smooth and enjoyable.

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