Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2010
Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd, since its founding in 1985 as one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.
External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir
Deep garnet in color with warm rosy hues. The complex bouquet offers layers of dark berries and cherry, cinnamon, sweet leather, fresh herbs and soft tobacco. The palate is plush and round on entry. Ample red and black fruit, including rhubarb, bramble fruit and cranberry, is balanced with notes of fresh mushroom, white pepper and savory spice. We love this vintage's delicate and lacy tannin structure- and its bright acidity gives delicious lift to the lingering finish.
Appealing at once, the nose of our Pinot Noir is ripe with plum, aromatic spice and red florals. The palate is focussed with a savoury architecture; bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and spice play with leather and hints of earthiness. Chalky tannins linger on a persistent finish. We particularly enjoy our pinot noir with soy glazed bbq pork ribs and confit of duck leg. - Winery