2011 Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir
Canterbury, New Zealand
90 ST; 89 WA
$37.79 as part of a mixed case.
12+ bottles available.
"The bouquet and flavour suggest raspberries, blackberries cherries and purple plums. These are supported by a savoury complexity, reminiscent of grilled mushrooms, roast game and black olive tapenade. The wine is powerful, yet elegant and understated with an even flow of fine grained tannins across the palate. A whisper of dark chocolate lingers in the mouth long after swallowing. Careful cellaring should bring out a range of other fascinating nuances as the wine develops."
"Aged eighteen months in French oak barriques, thirty percent new. "
"90 pts ... Bright, dark red. Aromas of raspberry, smoked meat and blood orange. Sweet and wild on the palate, with a juicy, almost tart quality to the flavors of redcurrant, raspberry, pomegranate and spices. This energetic, firm-edged wine softened dramatically with aeration and is ultimately quite pliant."
"89 pts ... Medium ruby-purple-colored, the 2011 Pinot Noir displays a lovely nose of macerated red cherries, cranberries and violets with suggestions of wild thyme, underbrush and cinnamon. Medium-bodied and elegantly fruited in the mouth, it is nicely framed by a medium level of soft tannins and just enough acid to hold on the finish with good persistence. Drink it now to 2016+. "
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