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White Haven Pinot Noir Marlborough Ml 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is a fantastic little bottle of Pinot Noir. It's got fabulous structure for a wine at this price point. The nose shows some light forest floor aromas with a modest concentration of fruit but the wine really comes alive on the palate. Real zippy acids and stiff little tannins support bright, vivid wild berry fruit tones and highlight the mineral, herb, and spice notes on the finish. This combine the ripeness of some new world regions with the firmness and focus of Burgundy. It's a lovely wine today but will benefit from 12-18 months of age allowing the tannins to soften somewhat, though i might very well prefer it today! Enjoy this with grilled Salmon or lean beef roast. 89pts

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Whitehaven Wine Company Ltd:
Whitehaven Wine Company was established in 1994 by majority shareholders, Greg and Sue White, and winemaker, Simon Waghorn. For Greg and Sue, the move to Marlborough was a classic lifestyle change after careers spent in financial markets and marketing. For Simon, the motivation was the pursuit of quality winemaking within a company structure where he could share in the success of his efforts.

Editorial Reviews for White Haven Pinot Noir Marlborough Ml

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
09/18/2010

This is a fantastic little bottle of Pinot Noir. It's got fabulous structure for a wine at this price point. The nose shows some light forest floor aromas with a modest concentration of fruit but the wine really comes alive on the palate. Real zippy acids and stiff little tannins support bright, vivid wild berry fruit tones and highlight the mineral, herb, and spice notes on the finish. This combine the ripeness of some new world regions with the firmness and focus of Burgundy. It's a lovely wine today but will benefit from 12-18 months of age allowing the tannins to soften somewhat, though i might very well prefer it today! Enjoy this with grilled Salmon or lean beef roast. 89pts



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