Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
From 1994 when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today. Top International accolades include the trophy to Saint Clair/Matt Thomson for White Winemaker of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge, September 2008 and the coveted trophy for Best New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2005. Saint Clair Family Estate also has the distinction of being the first New Zealand wine company to win major international trophies for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in the same year. The Omaka Reserve is a lush, full-bodied Pinot Noir with well integrated tannins and nice acidity. Ripe cherry and plum dominate the palate, supported by subtle hints of rich coffee. 100 per cent new and used French oak lends elegance, structural support and savoury smoky notes.
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A lush, full-bodied Pinot Noir with well-integrated tannins and firm acidity. Ripe cherry and rich plum dominate the palate, supported by subtle hints of rich coffee. Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley's unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own and developed 100 hectares of vineyards in six different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual locations and ability to produce top quality grapes. Their wines received immediate success with three medals from three wines in their first competition. Premium quality grapes, produced from vines that are now fully mature, combined with the proven experience of winemaker Matt Thomson, produce elegant, world class wines. Colour: Bright ruby Aroma: Ripe cherry, boysenberry and plums with lifted violet notes. There are also underlying hints of savoury mushroom and t...