Astrolabe Voyage Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough, South Island

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

$24.95 (179200)

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May 26, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Quite sulfurous off the top, moving into cracked black pepper and sweet cherry fruit. Alcohol is hot at 14.5%, and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a pale maturing pinot with a generous nose of dried earth, herbs, tomato, cherry and smoky, meaty notes. It’s...

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Community Reviews (2)

Holly Bruns
Holly Bruns

Smooth and silky, this Pinot has a minerality to it with dried herbs, red cherry, violets and a hint of cola. The finish is berry tinged with some crisp acidity that shines for a good while on the palate.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium light ruby and garnet with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

Positives: Lots of juicy fruit featuring cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, Macintosh apple rhubarb, pipe tobacco, pine needles and forest leaves. Medium body with medium minus tannins, good acidity, and a fairly long length.

Negatives: Some heat from the 14.5 alcohol.

Interesting Point: I'm somewhat surprised that a cool climate Pinot reached 14.5% alcohol. Remember to slightly chill Pinot.

Drink now on its own or pair it with roasted duck.

Tasted: 25 Sept 12

Best Buy (Especially at the sale price!)

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (10/10 sale price), Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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