Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2012
Very floral on the nose with a saline mineral edge that recalls seashells. There’s a suggestion of wood, but no fruit at this point. Round on the entry with real snap and verve in the mouth and wonderfully transparent bitter raspberry and cherry fruit. The wood comes out on the backend adding mocha and coffee tones, which are a little strong at this point, but the fruit powers through on the finish which has a firm, fruity finale that retains that bitter tone on the palate. This needs a bit of time to come together but the balance here makes this already appealing. 91ptsAdd winemaker's notes
Editorial Reviews for Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir
Very floral on the nose with a saline mineral edge that recalls seashells. There’s a suggestion of wood, but no fruit at this point. Round on the entry with real snap and verve in the mouth and wonderfully transparent bitter raspberry and cherry fruit. The wood comes out on the backend adding mocha and coffee tones, which are a little strong at this point, but the fruit powers through on the finish which has a firm, fruity finale that retains that bitter tone on the palate. This needs a bit of time to come together but the balance here makes this already appealing. 91pts
I had the 2009 but as a Pinot lover this wine rocked my taste buds! Nobilo has lovely plum color with cherry and chocolate notes
This fickle grape came through big time in this bottle. LOVED IT! 11/09.
The best pinot noir to drink evereday i've ever tasted.
External Reviews for Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir
The Icon label represents the pinnacle of Nobilo winemaking,and is made from only the very best fruit from our Marlborough vineyards.
The 2011 Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir is dark ruby red. Spicy notes come to the fore immediately. Lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry, and blackberry. Rich fruitcake and spicy toasty oak flavors with fine tannins. The palate is generous and balanced with excelle
Enticing summer fruit aromas lead to flavours of ripe blackberries, cherries and plums with a long lingering finish. Complex cigar box notes, integrated oak and velvety tannins complete an experience of rare pleasure.
Generous, with vanilla, plum and black cherry flavors that are rich and lush, joined by plenty of echoes of cedar, tobacco and spice notes in the background. The finish reveals plenty of floral, herb and mineral details. Drink now through 2019. -MW Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Nobilo Pinot Noir Icon 750ml
This wine shows a fair bit of oak influence; notes reminiscent of brown sugar and mocha mingle with savory, root-vegetable-like fruit. The tannins are supple, the wine reasonably balanced in terms of alcohol and acids. Drink now.
As all the Icon Pinot Noirs have over the years, this one shows a fair amount of oak: cinnamon, toast and vanilla all mark the nose. But this medium-bodied wine also shows layers of soft, supple fruit underneath. Give it another year to integrate, then drink it over the next 3-4.
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2009 Icon Pinot Noir has aromas of black cherry, kirsch and warm raspberry with some cinnamon and a whiff of dried leaves. Supported by medium-high acid and a medium level of chewy tannins, the berry and cinnamon fruit on the palate of this medium-full bodied is just a little lean, giving a medium-long finish. Drink it now to 2013.
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COLOUR Dark red. AROMA Rich aromas of berry fruits, spice, and hints of dark chocolate. PALATE Flavours of dark berry fruits such as cherry, black currant, and blackberry with cocoa and spicy oak undertones. The tannins are soft and well rounded; the palate is well structured and balanced with excellent length.
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