Doctor's Creek vineyard is situated south-west of the town of Blenheim and has a northerly aspect with devigourating clay soils . Doctor’s Creek, named after the original land owner, a well known doctor in the area, flows through the adjoining vineyard . Neal and Judy Ibbotson (Saint Clair owners) have successfully experimented with top grafting Pinot Noir (using Dijon clones) in this vineyard where the clay under the sub-soil provides some intense and interesting flavours.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright ruby red.
Very pretty and aromatic on the nose with floral notes mixed with dark cherries and a touch of spice.
Elegant and aromatic with lots of succulent ripe black cherries, aromatic boysenberries and black currant. French oak has added a rich complex toasty finish.
Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop for at least another five years from vintage date.
This Pioneer Block Pinot Noir is perfectly matched with spring lamb, sweet potatoes and roast vegetables.