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2009 Millton Clos St. Anne Pinot Noir Gisborne

Here there is a touch of oak said soil tones, gentle autumnal spices, and floral aromas, touch rubbery, finer tannins, nice burnt cherry fruit, round, very nice fruit intensity on the mp, lovely elegant finish, orchard skins.

2009 Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir North Canterbury

Floral, gamy red fruits, touch dusty mineral, a hint of medicinal fennel pollen, cola nut, dusty tannins, bright, fresh fruit, a touch of orange rind, dusty, dried cherry, slightly medicinal, bright acids, really cuts the backend and the finish.

2010 Black Estate Pinot Noir Waipara

Ash, some blackberry, black currant fruit. Opulent, bright, fine, dry mineral tannins, iron, dusty, sophisticated if seemingly a touch extracted.

2009 Mountford Estate Pinot Noir Waipara

Lightly creamy coffee oak, spiced. Fine focus, wood sweetness rounds out the palate, creamy, lots of mocha on the palate.

2010 Muddy Water Pinot Noir Waipara

A bit of bay, vanilla, and dense black currant fruit. Light, fresh, easy and pure light red currant and light raspberry fruit.

2009 Pegasus Bay Waipara

Woodsy, hint of caramel sweetness, spicy, herbal slightly medicinal. Light, fresh, good berry fruit, fine stemmy herbal notes, nice balance, some dry tannin on finish.

2010 The Crater Rim Banks Peninsula Pinot Noir Waipara

Green, mineral, acorn, beans, stemmy, red currant. Lovely feel, seamless, nice richness, this is lean and a bit light, but shows fine ripeness of texture, lacks some depth of flavor.

2009 The Crater Rim Lot 7 Waipara

Pomegranate, mint, nutty oak, extracty, slightly medicinal, briar, quinine. Very round, deep, a little detail-less, rich, black cherry, cola, short, super ripe tannins.

2009 Waipara Springs Premo Pinot Noir

Cola nut, bit of wood. Nice texture, relatively full, smooth, rich, fruity style cherry vanilla, touch of musky flora. Candied red cherry raspberry finish.

2010 Kupe by Escarpment Martinborough 

Rhubarb, earthy, beet root, a little olive, definitely some astringency on the nose, savory, rich, a little sweeter and denser than the Escarpment, less cut and energy too, some black olive character, rhubarb and beet root in the. Big, rich, little powdery, dense and chewy almost cocoa like in the mouth.

2010 Paddy Borthwick  Pinot Noir Wairarapa

Earthy, a touch sweet, light aromatics, red berry and plum fruit, a touch of wood spice, this is soft, strawberry fruit up front, lost might have some RS, lovely easy slightly jammy plum and red berry fruit, bright acids, decent follow through shows more fresh fruit check, wild. Cherry undertones, fruity style.

2010 Te Kairanga Pinot Noir Wairarapa

Stemmy, earthy, big dried herbs up front on the nose, a bit of tea, some sweet, Tory oak. Well, lovely in the mouth, aromatic, fruity, slightly sappy, clear, fresh, fine balance, round tannins, bright, juicy acids keeping this raspberry toned, easy drinking, zesty, bistro styled. 

2009 Margrain River’s Edge Pinot Noir Martinborough

A bit smoky, minty, floral, a bit ashy, some thin mints, very light and zesty in the mouth with fine mineral cute,  touch of her. Stem, basil stem accenting the ripe cherry, berry fruit, nice earthy core here, fine clarity, finishes with more spice notes and a nice firmness and tension, eighty eight.

2009 Johner Pinot Noir Martinborough

Organic smelling, earthy, stony, dusty, some beet root, real complexity, little cola sassafras, delicate on entry, soft and broad, nice core of fruit, a touch of earthy bitterness adds detail to the red berry fruit, stony, lovely texture and richness of flavor, good length, very varietal, nice cherry pit finale, a touch short. 

2009 Te Mania Reserve Pinot Noir Nelson

Tight, floral, perfumed, fine seeds, green anise seed, earth, real green floral tone, a bit chamomile, opulent and lost velvety, rich seamless, fine raspberry fruit, bright and fresh gentle herbal accent, strawberry tops, super ripe tannins, bright acids. fine length, Little shy on the Nose.

2010 Richmond Plains Pinot Noir Nelson

Super stemmy, earthy initial blast on the nose fine soil tones, a nice flush, dry herbs, a bit sweet and fruity bit chunky, great acid savory coco tinged light black cherry fruit, bit of bacon, maple smoked bacon, tight little finish, honest feel to this wine.

2010 Brancott Terraces Pinot noir Marlborough

Lovely root beer shaded, bright bitter cherry pomegranate seed, clean and fresh, lovely fruit based spice, black cherry nose, rich and powerful but not fruity. Or sweet, long, has impressive palate starting flavor intensity but not weight, bit of heat on the fini, still very fine.

2010 Saint Clair Block 10 Pinot Noir Marlborough

More oak, woods, forest floor, bit of cola, round, tight, wood sweetness, 2010 best vintage for Pinot noir, dense, ripe fine bed of soft tannins, lovely density of fruit, nice stony fruit on the palate with rose petal notes on the finish, some wood tannins but covered with rich, glycerin rich fruit, a little pomegranate.

2009 Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough

Meaty, cut cherry, bit of tar and mint. Nice weight, decent clarity, a touch chunk, wild berry fruit, a nice bit of stemminess, touch loose and dilute though with fine flavor, not a great finish, a bit dry, lean, perhaps a little minerally but lacks brightness, flavors are excellent.

2010 Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough

Bright, ripe sweet, bit of cocoa, bit of animal, purer raspberry type fruit. Round yet direct, very fine fruit character, ripe raspberry, nice earthy, forest floor, a bit dense, tight, good length, earthy red berry fruit on the finish, fi e ripeness to the tannins good succulent, dark fruit, earthy, tight, nice fruit density.

2008 Highfield Pinot Noir Marlborough

Notable oak top notes, perfumed, fine use of oak, slightly warm, spiced cherry coulis, touch of cola. Lovely mouthfeel, richness and clarity with a nice spiced top note over clear, fresh red berry fruit, structurally very fine, a bit of faint herbal spice. 

2010 Jules Taylor Pinot Noir

Nicely aromatic, a savory quality, fruit, forest floor, dried herb, rather complete on the nose. Rich and a bit sweeten the palate, this is a crowd pleaser, with some attractive detail dinner mouth perfumes of ripe stem, dusty root. Eventual and medicinal hints accenting the rather intense, dark if rose petal and black curranty fruit, finish is a little compressed, this might turn out very well indeed, rather new world styled though.

2009 Ara Pinot Noir Marlborough

Gentle, floral, red apple peels, rather light, perfumed, astringent red fruit. Bright, clean, slightly candied wild cherry raspberry fruit, very Pinot, cleansing on the palate, cherry pit, finishes a touch short perhaps. It with more of this rather transparent if slightly candied raspberry wild cherry fruit, rather nice. 

2010 Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir Central Otago 3.5

Stem, herbal, medicinal, aromatic, super fine fruit. Gorgeous fruit, precise, fresh, floral and red berry, really nice mineral edge, lovely sort of musky, sort of wild berry fruit tone.

2010 Peregrine Pinot Noir Central Otago 3.5

Great aromatics, crushed berry red currant, spice sandlewood. Nice inner mouth perfume, fingered and litte back fruits ripe tannins good acids nice balance, bit tense, dries a bit on the finish.

2007 Northburn Station Pinot Noir Central Otago 3.5

Woodsy, nutty, a bit oaky but integrated. Rich, bright, good power, lacks some detail but delivers very well balanced integrated, slightly black, slightly candied fruit, little mocha on finish.

2009 Ellero Pisa terrace Vineyard Pinot Noir Central Otago 3.5

Little chalk, earth, funk, strawberry fruit. Soft and rich, nice bit of nuttiness in background on midpalate, simmered coulis, raspberry nice savory fruit bit of pork fat, liquory red fruit, pretty long.

2007 Desert Heart Pinot Noir Central Otago 

Aromatic, sandalwood dust great sawn wood notes. Softer than expected, burnished cherry fruit, nice weight and depth vibrant touch of dried herbs, sweetness of ripeness, tannins are a touch angular.

2009 Desert Heart Pinot Noir Central Otago 

Floral, little meat, beet root, astringent red fruit, hint of vanilla. Fresh, zesty and bright, raspberry, fine direct green herb notes, soft fruit, good acids, nice cherry fruit on finish.

2009 Aurum Madeliane Pinot Noir Central Otago 

Lean fresh raspberry fruit, clean and woodsy. Fine and delicate texture, pretty ripe, pretty fruity, nicely ripe tannins, barrel roundness, succulent finish, nice cut, good length.

2009 Clos Henri Pinot Noir Marlborough

Sweet wood, sweet fruit, sweet herb, bit of vanilla, tight and aggressive. Soft, supple, touch or herb, raspberry fruit, nice cut on mid-palate, low, musky, woodsy flavors, cranberry finish, slightly astringent.