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Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smokey and stemmy on the nose with a touch of raw beefiness layered over fresh red berry fruit that shows a hint of holiday spice. Very focused on entry, this spreads out on the palate to show off lovely ripe cherry fruit framed with light herbal notes over a base of earthy elements. There are some tannins here, enough to keep this tense in the mouth, but the fruit and acidity are really the stars here. Raspberry and cherry fruit pop on the finish, which shows more light herb notes and a really lovely stony base, though this does show a touch of heat. 88pts

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Stoneleigh:
In Rapaura, Marlborough there lies a vineyard studded with precious stones. Once the bed of an ancient river, today they form the bed of our vineyard. We call them sunstones.  During the day, the sunstones reflect the brilliant Marlborough sunshine up into the vines and grapes. Bathed with heat from above and below, the grapes gradually ripen and their beautifully rich flavour ... Read more
In Rapaura, Marlborough there lies a vineyard studded with precious stones. Once the bed of an ancient river, today they form the bed of our vineyard. We call them sunstones.  During the day, the sunstones reflect the brilliant Marlborough sunshine up into the vines and grapes. Bathed with heat from above and below, the grapes gradually ripen and their beautifully rich flavour intensifies.  Starved of moisture and struggling to grow in the stony soil, the vines concentrate their efforts into producing a few precious grapes, with the cool Marlborough nights locking the crisp, concentrated flavour inside. What the vines lack in quantity of fruit, they more than make up for in quality.  The result is a rare wine; elegant and crisp, yet intense - the magical taste of Stoneleigh. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Stoneleigh Pinot Noir Marlborough

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
3.50 5
11/14/2012

Smokey and stemmy on the nose with a touch of raw beefiness layered over fresh red berry fruit that shows a hint of holiday spice. Very focused on entry, this spreads out on the palate to show off lovely ripe cherry fruit framed with light herbal notes over a base of earthy elements. There are some tannins here, enough to keep this tense in the mouth, but the fruit and acidity are really the stars here. Raspberry and cherry fruit pop on the finish, which shows more light herb notes and a really lovely stony base, though this does show a touch of heat. 88pts


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Snooth User: Sara Kay
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4.00 5
11/09/2012

Stone fruits and strawberries. Really mild and delicious.


Snooth User: Big Kiwi Chef
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4.50 5
04/26/2011

Four and a half glasses



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