Bel Echo Pinot Noir By Clos Henri 2012

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Marlborough, New Zealand

$22.95 (159137)

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July 05, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Clos Henri is a winery established by Henri Bourgeois of Sancerre to focus on sauvignon blanc. But this pinot has...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Representing outstanding value for money, the 2012 Bel Echo Pinot Noir is a must-have wine. Medium-dark ruby in...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

"It is a special joy for the Bourgeois family to make Pinot Noir in New Zealand." That statement is one you just...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An inexpensive, peppery and delightful pinot with spot on varietal character. Black pepper and musk abound on the...

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Community Reviews (7)

Adam
Adam

Cherry, plum and earthy, peppery spice grace this wine with a beautifully subtle and layered complexity, all over a racy backbone of acidity, astringency and soft tannins. Gorgeous mouthfeel, long finish with such great contrast between the flavour and "angular" (to borrow from the apt review above) bitterness. Loved this wine.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

A very lush, smooth Pinot with pronounced darrk cherry fruit, balanced acidity and integrated tannin. Fruity, with an earthy/savoury and peppery element toward the mid and late palate. Excellent length. July 2014.

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Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

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October 13/14

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Lots of "Pinot Personality" beaming out of the Bel Echo. After decanting for an hour, the heat blows off and the flavours develop nicely. Interesting notes of ripe cherry, smoked meat, viola petals, camp fire, sugar plums and spice. Pretty awesome for the price!

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It's only wine but I like it

This pinot walks a fine line between new and old world. Riper than most Burgundian pinot, with bright ripe red cherry and cranberry notes, backed by hints of smokiness. There is even a hint of sweetness, but it is all balanced by fine acidity, a good structure and an earthiness common to a red Burg. Fine depth and complexity here. This represents very good value for the quality delivered. Amazingly, there is still a good amount available at several Vintages as of Nov 1 2014.

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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

Lovely fruit and spices on the nose and palate with a nice long finish. Well balanced.

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Last bottle of several, and still going strong. Spot on nose of red berries; full and enticing. Similar bright fruit flavours, but some earthy complexity is starting to emerge as well. Nice bright acids. Some serious PN for $23. Methinks we won't be seeing that kind of bargain around any more.

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