I get one chance each year to make the most exceptional Pinot Noir I can...and with Pinot, there's no room for error. – John Belsham
The fruit was grown on the Belsham Awatere Estate. Densely planted, the vine yields are minimised and the fruit is meticulously hand tended.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Marlborough, North Island.
Really enjoyed tasting this succulent, immediately appealing wine. The nose is wonderfully seductive with creamy notes of dark fruits and cherry. Once sipped there is an obvious power that attacks the palate as the spiciness of the oak shines through with time.
Will Lyons' Top 10 New Zealand Pinot Noirs - Wall Street Journal (JUN/2013)
The 2008 Foxes Island Pinot Noir has a pale to medium ruby color and intense cranberry and red currant aromas with some spearmint and moss covered bark. Medium bodied, there’s a good amount of red berry flesh with a low to medium level of fine tannins and high acid to support. The finish is long. Drink it now to 2014.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (OCT/2010)
Ruby-red in colour with pale garnet hues on the edge, this has a full, fragrant, bouquet of ripe strawberries, raspberries and cherry liqueur, the aromatics showing elegance and delicacy. Refined, fine-grained and delicate in extraction and textures, the red floral flavours are allied to darker berry fruit notes, complexed with savoury dried herb and oak notes. The fruit dances across the palate with precision and is kept in excellent tension by the acidity. Bright, lifted fruit are sustained on the long finish. Reminiscent of Chambolle-Musigny red burgundy, this will match mild Asian cuisine and roast duck over the next 5-6+ years.
5 Stars - Raymond Chan
Winery Tasting Notes
This succulent wine has aromas of violets and English rose with seductive flavours of mocha, dark fruits and subtle toasty notes supported by rumbling, long tannins.
Enjoy the wine today or allow it to age gracefully over the next ten to fifteen years.