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Wairau River Pinot Noir 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fairly intense and immediate on the nose with lots of earth, tea, and slightly rubbery smoky aromas. This is pretty powerful and front loaded in the mouth with a slightly chewy, glycerin rich mouthfeel that makes this glossy and a bit indistinct in the mouth. There are fine underlying tannins that dimple the surface and add an attractive touch of mouthgrab here supporting cranberry and lightly vanilla laced flavors that pick up a nuanced vegetal hint on the backend before fading into a mineral and earth driven finish of moderate length. A bit tacky with fruit tannins, this will probably improve over the next 18 months or so. 88pts

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Wairau River Wines Ltd:
Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is o... Read more
Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Wairau River Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/04/2013

Fairly intense and immediate on the nose with lots of earth, tea, and slightly rubbery smoky aromas. This is pretty powerful and front loaded in the mouth with a slightly chewy, glycerin rich mouthfeel that makes this glossy and a bit indistinct in the mouth. There are fine underlying tannins that dimple the surface and add an attractive touch of mouthgrab here supporting cranberry and lightly vanilla laced flavors that pick up a nuanced vegetal hint on the backend before fading into a mineral and earth driven finish of moderate length. A bit tacky with fruit tannins, this will probably improve over the next 18 months or so. 88pts


Member Reviews for Wairau River Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2011 09/04/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: palmnut
89683836
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/31/2009

Really obvious mushrooms and asparagus on the nose. Interesting, well made, more old-world style pinot.


External Reviews for Wairau River Pinot Noir

External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/06/2011

WS 90 Pts - Winemakers Notes - The nose is lifted with aromas of cherry and wild berry fruits, shadowed by supple oak. The palate is soft and generous showing true varietal fruit flavours. Fine ripe tannins add structure and support creating a seamless finish.


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Vintage: 2006 11/04/2010

Garnet hue. An alluring nose of pumpkin spice sets up for a palate of dried red fruit and strawberry preserves, interlaced with white pepper, menthol and black tea. Tempered by a melange of spice throughout and a hint of minerality, the cleansing aci... Neil Mechanic. A Pinot Noir wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2006 Wairau River Pinot Noir Home Block 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 01/12/2010

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