Vibrant red fruit complimented by a perfume of violets with underlying savoury notes of dried herbs. Richly flavoured red fruit, bright spice, infused savouriness, well integrated oak, soft fleshy tannins.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Arguably the top wine of the entire tasting was Dog Point 2012 from Marlborough (tasting), a full-bodied, deep-coloured, powerful wine which made the lighter wines seem almost effete. This is a grand cru of a wine: truly magnificent. Huon Hooke
The color of this wine is as vibrant as its sunny raspberry flavor. It's sweet yet balanced, finishing completely dry. The toastiness of aging in older oak helps ameliorate the tannins, which frame the pretty fruit in chipped stone minerality. A fresh take on Marlborough pinot noir. Rating 93 -Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wonderfully fragrant floral aromatics thread the complex and supple palate of this pinot that combines notes of red and blueberry fruits with clove spice and savoury undercurrent. Jo Burzynksa, Viva, The New Zealand
This is a multiple award winner from a Marlborough, New Zealand, winery owned by former Cloudy Bay grape growers and winemakers who favour organic farming methods. It is a delightfully complex and interesting pinot noir with violets and savoury notes on the nose leading on to a palate on which bright red fruit takes the lead with well-integrated French oak and soft tannin structure. A serious wine of immediate drinkability that would be great matched with game meats or mushroom dishes. Winsor Dobbin
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep ruby in colour.
Vibrant red fruit, a perfume of violets with underlying savoury notes of dried herbs.
Richly flavoured red fruit, bright spice, infused savouriness, well integrated oak, soft fleshy tannins.
Duck, cervena, red meats, truffled venison and mushroom pie.
Medals & Trophies
Trophy - Red Wine of Show Six Nations Wine Challenge 2014
Trophy - Best Pinot Noir Six Nations Wine Challenge 2014