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PINOT NOIR 2018 Certified sustainable, Marlborough, South Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BLACK COTTAGE
A very appealing, ripe, fruit-driven, crowd-pleasing Marlborough Pinot Noir that is a fraction of the price of something you might find from California. Bright medium-deep red colour. Intense, spicy, fairly complex, ripe, plummy-crancherry nose with some slightly minty, faintly leathery, mineral notes. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied, tangy, harmonious, fresh, ripe, crancherry flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, mineral-tinge, dried herb inflected finish. Has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 9157 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. Has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 12629
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Aut Win
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Rating ***(90 points)
Juicy, Ripe, Ready
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Sweetly fruited and inviting, the attractively expressed bouquet shows ripe plum, cranberry, floral, spice and toasted almond characters with a hint of dried herb complexity. The palate is juicy and beautifully rounded, delivering pristine fruit flavours together with subtle savoury undertones, backed by polished tannins. Smooth, lingering and very appealing. Drink now to 2022. Score - 91 (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, March 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 7, 2020
Cases bought 414 (12 bottles per case)

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