Voss Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough 2005

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Absolutely excellent New World pinot noir at a very reasonable price. Great depth of flavour.

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Voss Estate:
Voss Estate Vineyard is a family owned producer in the wine village of Martinborough - just one hour's drive from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Established in 1986 by Pinot noir enthusiasts Annette & Gary Voss, their highly focused approach remains hands-on, from managing the vineyards through to making and marketing the wines. In true family style, Gary’s family helped to plant the ... Read more
Voss Estate Vineyard is a family owned producer in the wine village of Martinborough - just one hour's drive from Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Established in 1986 by Pinot noir enthusiasts Annette & Gary Voss, their highly focused approach remains hands-on, from managing the vineyards through to making and marketing the wines. In true family style, Gary’s family helped to plant the vineyard in 1988. Gary & Annette have since planted another vineyard entirely in Pinot noir to help meet the demand for Martinborough Pinot. Gary & Annette's wine producing philosophy has been to establish the brand name, “Voss Estate”, at the premium high quality end of the local and global wine market. They have been making award winning wines full of character since 1991. Gary studied wine making at Charles Sturt University in Australia and worked four vintages in New Zealand before producing wine from Voss Estate. Prior to this he spent a year working for a prestigious wine distributor to gain experience in wine sales and marketing. He also oversees the vineyards. Annette now manages sales and marketing and in her spare time tends the vineyard. Her background includes fisheries research (where she met Gary) and human resources. Read less
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Member Reviews for Voss Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough

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Snooth User: innA
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5.00 5
01/23/2008

Absolutely excellent New World pinot noir at a very reasonable price. Great depth of flavour.


Snooth User: iamjasonmann
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3.50 5
02/23/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Voss Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 92Serve up a formidable core of spicy black cherry, pomegranate, black pepper and crushed stone flavors. The firm, lively structured, green tea tones and nicely integrated oak extend through the lingering finish. Drink now through 2011.Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 92An atypically lush, full-bodied Pinot, this harkens back to the winery's excellent 2001 in style, ripe and plummy, yet with complex notes of coffee, meat, dried herbs and cracked pepper. Long on the finish, where hints of black tea emerge.The Wine Review ReviewRated 92If you have heard great things about New Zealand Pinot but havent yet tasted what all the fuss is about, this would be a good bottle with which to get your start. Ample and deeply flavored but still exquisitely delicate, it marries plush dark cherry fruit with subtly bright acidity and delicate notes of toast and spices. The texture is totally winning, with a soft, rounded dimension but also some grip and definition from tannin and oak.Wine Tasting NotesDark ruby garnet in color. The nose is fresh, varietal Pinot noir with hints of smoky oak. On the palate the wine is rich and full with dark plum and black cherry notes. There is an underlying spiciness in the cinnamon/nutmeg spectrum. Though rich, the wine is not jammy the fruit ripeness is well balanced. Loads of cherry cassis with some mocha coffee. This is a classic Martinborough style of Pinot noir a seductive blend of power and elegance. The toasty vanillin oak is apparent in its youth but will quickly blend to an overall seamlessness. The tannins - both oak and fruit - add to the overall structure of the wine, providing a soft backbone. We are very pleased with this wine, we rate it as one of the best from the last half a dozen vintages. Like all our Pinots it will age gracefully out to 2012 to 2014.




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