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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: New Zealand
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 112988
This 2009 is a lovely dusty velvet color, but Pinot Noir is all about the nose. A swirl in the glass brings forth notes of sweet violets, layers of fruits, chocolate, coffee, and lavender with hints of fine spices; brambles and undergrowth characters summon up distant memories of forgotten summers. The wine is seamless and round with that pinot earthy "savouryness" flowing through the palate. Hints of licorices with a minerality not linked to acidity. The overall effect is one of sweet ripe fruit wrapped with delicate tannins and subtle oak.
Pale ruby colored, the 2009 Moutere Pinot Noir gives pretty potpourri, stewed tea and rose hip notes with a core of wild strawberries and pomegranate. Very delicate in style, the palate is fresh and pretty, finishing with good persistence thanks to a herbal lift.