Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spy Valley Marlborough NZ 2011 Pinot Noir

Spy Valley Marlborough NZ 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.54-$24.99, 88 points, appeared cranberry red with a broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
Strawberry, red cherry, mushrooms, and a hint of cinnamon were very good aromas.
This medium-bodied red wine carried good acidity and moderate tannin with what I sense as glycerol (controversial element in wine).
Flavors of oxymoronic sweet red cherry (I'm fairly sure this is supposed to be a dry red wine), strawberry, and pomegranate made-up a trio of red fruits, but a hint of blueberry translated into the long finish with a notable 14% alcohol, coffee, mint, and fairly good spice notes.


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  1. Ooh! We carry that one! New Zealand Pinot is a tough sell...

    1. Claire: I like NZ PN wines, but so far, I don't want to pay mucho pesos for them! Not yet!