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Martinborough Vineyard

+64 06 306 9955 Princess Street
Martinborough,
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Martinborough Vineyard has won the Pinot Noir trophy at the 2009 Tri Nations Wine Challenge for its 2007 Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir. The event, held in Sydney, is an exclusive competition for a hand selected range of the very best wines from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Internationally acclaimed wine writers and judges Bob Campbell MW of New Zealand, Huon Hooke of Australia and Michael Fridjhon of South Africa selected the best wines of each variety from their own country. The judging is then done blind by the three selectors along with Chairman of judges Robert Joseph, to rate the wines in their order of preference. – Description from Kursulla

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Martinborough Russian Jack 2009

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    Joyce Gilmore single-handedly consumed this bottle at her 65th birthday party. She raved about it. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Pinot noir has become the great alternative. When you don’t want to give another big red wine as a gift it opens up a world of possibilities. Immediately appreciated by name alone, Pinot seems to have developed a certain cachet as the thinking man’s red wine, though there is little evidence to support that. Perhaps it comes from the history that... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir


  • Hello:A bit of a long question, I apologize. I'm trying to train my palate and learn blind tasting by assembling groups of 100% varietal wines that are (supposedly) true representative.Right now I want to assemble a group of wines that will illustrate how to differentiate Argentine Malbec from Carmenere, and pick out similar wines. I don't even ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic General or typical...


  • Pinot Noir The Edge - what a great wine - said on menu that this was orgainc and preservative free- Is this the one

    Comment by 1119666Courtney McNiven 1119666 Courtney McNiven


  • Craggy Range Pinot Noir Martinborough Te Muna Road Vineyard 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by lmladores


  • Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kupe" Martinborough 2009

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    Rhubarb, earthy, beet root, a little olive, definitely some astringency on the nose, savory, rich, a little sweeter and denser than the Escarpment, less cut and energy too, some black olive character, rhubarb and beet root in the. Big, rich, little powdery, dense and chewy almost cocoa like in the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Martinborough Martinborough Terrace 2010

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    Tight, touch of powdered cherry sugar, wood, spice, hint of age, rich, broad and high, great inner mouth perfume, wild cherry, plum, herbs, a touch of meaty extract, superb tannin ripeness, powerful but still retiming a sense of delicacy, really fine drive to the cherry fruit on the backend, finishes with rich flavor and continuing delicacy of t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Margrain Pinot Noir Martinborough Home Block 2009

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    Pretty perfumes, earthy, lightly smoky, floral, rhubarb, strawberry and raspberry, a little wood, a touch blocky in the mouth but light and lively, really attractive freshness here with an edge of sage and spice topping the vivid raspberry fruit, very Oregon styled, rose pets in the mouth, plummy finish, vibrant and zesty, impressive fruit density Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir Martinborough Martinborough Terrace 2010

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    Tight, touch of powdered cherry sugar, wood, spice, hint of age, rich, broad and high, great inner mouth perfume, wild cherry, plum, herbs, a touch of meaty extract, superb tannin ripeness, powerful but still retiming a sense of delicacy, really fine drive to the cherry fruit on the backend, finishes with rich flavor and continuing delicacy of t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • You’ve probably tried a few New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs and maybe even dabbled in the occasional Pinot Noir, but have you taken a look at their Chardonnays? If you haven’t, you really need to. I should probably rephrase that. If you enjoy a leaner, crisper style of Chardonnay that manages to be ripe yet firm with vivid clarity, then it’s time f... Read More

    From the article New Zealand Chardonnay


  • So what does a wine and food writer do in his free time, you ask? Or perhaps ... ... home about. T hough the Martinborough Vineyard Martinborough Terrace Point Noir 2004 is priced to try ($50) and may just be one of the more interesting aged wines on the list!I’m not much for sweet wines, though this list has a fine selection. If I was with a... Read More

    From the article Pick It Apart


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  • Dear Sir Kindly confirm the name of the former Mayor of Martinborough who popularised wine-making in Martinborough. Was his name Dawson Wright? I remembered interviewing him in 1989 and the article came out in the Wairarapa-Times Age. I am still a writer although I now practise law in my hometown of Penang, Malaysia. My address is bctan1950@...

    Comment by 155993Stephen Tan 155993 Stephen Tan


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