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Wairau River Wines Pinot Noir 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fairly intense and immediate on the nose with lots of earth, tea, and slightly rubbery smoky aromas. This is pretty powerful and front loaded in the mouth with a slightly chewy, glycerin rich mouthfeel that makes this glossy and a bit indistinct in the mouth. There are fine underlying tannins that dimple the surface and add an attractive touch of mouthgrab here supporting cranberry and lightly vanilla laced flavors that pick up a nuanced vegetal hint on the backend before fading into a mineral and earth driven finish of moderate length. A bit tacky with fruit tannins, this will probably improve over the next 18 months or so. 88pts

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Wairau River Wines Ltd:
Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is o... Read more
Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Wairau River Wines Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,820
3.50 5
09/04/2013

Fairly intense and immediate on the nose with lots of earth, tea, and slightly rubbery smoky aromas. This is pretty powerful and front loaded in the mouth with a slightly chewy, glycerin rich mouthfeel that makes this glossy and a bit indistinct in the mouth. There are fine underlying tannins that dimple the surface and add an attractive touch of mouthgrab here supporting cranberry and lightly vanilla laced flavors that pick up a nuanced vegetal hint on the backend before fading into a mineral and earth driven finish of moderate length. A bit tacky with fruit tannins, this will probably improve over the next 18 months or so. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,820
4.40 5
09/04/2013

Four and a half glasses



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