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PINOT NOIR 2018 Marlborough, South Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SATELLITE
Medium deep ruby red colour. Attractive, fairly intense, spicy, red pepper tinged, ripe, plummy-black-cherry purée nose with some some very faintly smoky notes. Dry, medium bodied, bright, slightly spicy, fresh, ripe, cherry jubilee flavours with lingering, harmonious, gentle cedar-tinged finish. Quite delicious and ready-to-drink, this tasty 2018 Marlborough Pinot Noir was recently bottled (lot number L21057 on the back label). It has 12.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. Not quite up to the recommended best buy 2015 (***) with 91-points and 13.5% alcohol that was released on May 2, 2020 at $22.95. CSPC 12627
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Rating ***(90 points)
Bright, Ripe, Cherry-Raspberry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Sweetly fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, vanilla, hazelnut, anise and earthy mushroom notes, leading to a beautifully rounded and smooth palate that's mellow and lingering. It's elegantly composed and soothing with a lengthy silky finish. At its best: now to 2022. Score - 90 (Sam Kim, wineorbit.co.nz, June 2020) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 13, 2021
Cases bought 168 (12 bottles per case)

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