Tarras The Canyon Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008, Central Otago, South Island

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand

$38.50 (287219)

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91 pts
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September 29, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is from a small, organically tended vineyard at high altitude. It has a rich, somewhat rustic and maturing nose...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Maturing, really flavourful and succulent pinot here, with warmth and ripeness evident but not exaggerated. Wood is...

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Community Reviews (3)

Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

This is the best Pinot I've had this year.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

After reading the glowing reviews, I found myself somewhat let down. I found it to be average and the high (14%) alcohol content made it too hot on the finish for my liking. Tasted February 2013.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

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

Not a typical Central Otago due to its muted flavours, and I would have preferred this wine to be under $25.

Positives: Pine notes give to cranberry, pomegranate, cherry, mulberry, blackberry and earthly notes of forest underbrush & smoked ambers. Medium+ body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Notes: Decant for an hour and chill it to 15C.

Drink now on its own or pair it with seared tuna with tomato, scallop & chilly pepper couscous.

Tasted: 2 May 13

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5 Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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