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Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate
Region: New Zealand
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Item no. 111469
Youthful, purple hue in the glass with a complex nose of cracked pepper, dark summer berries, black cherry and chocolate, combined with visceral, earthy characters, dried wild herbs and excellent but unobtrusive supporting oak.
The initial savory/black fruit entry carries through a mouth filling, richly structured palate, the texture of soft leather. An underlying mineral acidity supports this richness, adding a certain juiciness and considerable length. Overall a wine of complexity and finesse.
Displaying a medium ruby color, the 2008 Moutere Pinot Noir has black cherry and red currant aromas with an undercurrent of smoky bacon, underbrush, damp loam and bark plus a little anise. Medium bodied, this is an elegant, well structured style with a good backbone of high acid and medium level of very fine tannins. It has beguiling layers of cranberry, meat and mushroom flavors, finishing with very good persistence. Consider drinking this one 2012 to 2016+. 91+ Points