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Brancott Pinot Noir 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet, stemmy, and slightly tropically-fruited on the nose with really nice layered complexity. On entry this is rather light and elegant with a very soft, round, caressing character. The strawberry fruit is fresh and set off by gently leafy and mineral tones that linger on the medium-length finish. 89pts

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Brancott Estate:
Brancott Estate wines honour our original Marlborough home - Brancott Vineyard. It's now more than 30 years since we introduced the world to a wine style unlike anything experienced before. We were the first to plant and create the world’s first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine – a style that has since changed the course of New Zealand's wine industry. While Mar... Read more
Brancott Estate wines honour our original Marlborough home - Brancott Vineyard. It's now more than 30 years since we introduced the world to a wine style unlike anything experienced before. We were the first to plant and create the world’s first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine – a style that has since changed the course of New Zealand's wine industry. While Marlborough is our home, we also craft wines from other renowned winegrowing regions of New Zealand – wines that continue to be judged among the best in shows the world over, and most importantly - by wine lovers such as yourself. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Brancott Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/15/2010

Sweet, stemmy, and slightly tropically-fruited on the nose with really nice layered complexity. On entry this is rather light and elegant with a very soft, round, caressing character. The strawberry fruit is fresh and set off by gently leafy and mineral tones that linger on the medium-length finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: JonDerry
6804463,110
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/05/2011

1st New Zealand Pinot I've tried, and it was very enjoyable. Very light on its feet, with cherry, raspberry, strawberries and a green floral element. Lively acidity balances the fruit very well. Not a whole lot on the finish, but a pleasant surprise on the whole.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,467
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/22/2012

Light bodied and in color. Soft and round mouth feel. Strawberry beginnings with a slightly unbalanced acidity that mellows as the taste progresses. Slight cherry finish. Decent value.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/25/2011

The nose showed blueberry and cherry with spicy vanilla and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, it was tight and focused with black cherry, spices and stems, leading to a finish with bright, tart red fruit. The texture was smooth yet with a stern acidic backbone, which detracted slightly from my overall impression of the wine.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,467
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/17/2011

Very good pinot for the money. Transparent purple color with a light body, silky mouth feel. Hints of cherries on the nose with an equal taste of red berries. Nicely balanced acidity with a subtle but pleasant finish. Great if you want a red for seafood or chicken.


Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley
167061733
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/29/2011

A savoury nose leads into savoury cherry fruit in the mouth, well balanced. There's a hint of freshness to lighten up that savouriness and the whole sensation is silky smooth. It ends with good length making this great value for the £7.59 I paid for it at Waitrose in the UK.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/03/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: EpicTrashface
98729672
0.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/25/2012

One half glass


External Reviews for Brancott Pinot Noir

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

Finding a great value Pinot Noir can be challenging. Youandrsquo;ve probably heard how difficult Pinot Noir is to cultivate, requiring some hands in the vineyard to do it well, which often translates to big bucks on the consumerandrsquo;s end. Inexpensive Pinot Noir, even when drinkable, often lacks varietal identity (andldquo;this has notes ofandhellip; red wineandrdquo;). The Brancott 2009 Pinot Noir, however, is both delicious and distinctly Pinot. The aromas of pomegranate, tart cherry, baking spice, and a subtle umami nuance have depth and persistence. Light and refreshing, not thin and washed-out, this delivers incredible flavor for the money.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

Finding a great value Pinot Noir can be challenging. You’ve probably heard how difficult Pinot Noir is to cultivate, requiring some hands in the vineyard to do it well, which often translates to big bucks on the consumer’s end. Inexpensive Pinot Noir, even when drinkable, often lacks varietal identity (“this has notes of… red wine”). The Brancott 2009 Pinot Noir, however, is both delicious and distinctly Pinot. The aromas of pomegranate, tart cherry, baking spice, and a subtle umami nuance have depth and persistence. Light and refreshing, not thin and washed-out, this delivers incredible flavor for the money.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Sheer noir, this transparent black wine has a raspberry edge of flavor. That, along with the scent of violets, makes it easy to place with food, its acidity ready to cut through a salmon steak in a beefy wine reduction, or roasted marrow bones.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Finding a great value Pinot Noir can be challenging. You've probably heard how difficult Pinot Noir is to cultivate, requiring some hands in the vineyard to do it well, which often translates to big bucks on the consumer's end. Inexpensive Pinot Noir, even when drinkable, often lacks varietal identity ("this has notes of... red wine"). The Brancott 2009 Pinot Noir, however, is both delicious and distinctly Pinot. The aromas of pomegranate, tart cherry, baking spice, and a subtle umami nuance have depth and persistence. Light and refreshing, not thin and washed-out, this delivers incredible flavor for the money.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

A delicate, small-scale pinot, this wine has good depth and brightness in both color and flavor. Its gentle, light cherry fruit will complement grilled chicken.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2011

Racy black plum and cherry flavors are found in this dependable Pinot Noir. The fine tannins and savory quality of this wine make it an ideal match for herb-crusted salmon or roast pork.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Light in body, with a bright garnet hue. Bursting with cherry and ripe strawberry fruits, with gentle spice and silky tannins.


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