Waipara Hills Pinot Noir 2010, Central Otago, South Island

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Central Otago, New Zealand

$15.75 (312876)

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June 08, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Waipara Hills winery is situated in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island, but sources the...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Medium-dark ruby, the 2010 Pinot Noir reveals lovely aromas of dark raspberries, cherries, red plums, rhubarb, and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Terrific depth in this dark, brooding pinot noir with a great intensity of cherry-berry fruit. Flavours of red...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very ripe, dark, dried/baked fruit and lightly savoury example of pinot noir from Otago, with cola berry, hickory...

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Community Reviews (2)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Quite rich and ripe, this one has classic pinot notes of dark cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon, vanilla and forest floor on the nose. It's dry, medium bodied with medium+ acid, medium tannins, and medium+ intensity. On the palate, the flavours replay, with a bit more chocolate and cola coming through. This was really nicely done, especially considering the price, and is a definite crowd pleaser. Tasted January 2014.

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Very deep color for a pinot. The nose and palette veer away from the usual cherry/berry fruit spectrum into cola, beetroot and other nuances, so good complexity here. My main complaint is a fairly short finish, with a touch of bitterness. Decent value for the price, but I prefer the delicacy of a classic cool climate pinot.

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