Wine Reviews for everyone from the enologically astute to the casually inclined
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Matua Pinot Noir (Marlborough) 2011 wine review by (PB)
On the pour this looks like a rose; in the glass it has a fresh light cherry hue with a bouquet that is vibrant with sweet candy cherry gum away from the glass; down in the swirl, you get loads of fruity spiced cherry.
Palate--Pure cherry fruit juice on a foundation of solid structure with loads of Pinot flavor, and a slightly smoky touch on the finish.
New Zealand produces some first rate Pinot Noirs quite distinct from the Burgundy style. They are fresh, fruity, and easy to down. This is a nice value wine; I paid $11 for it on sale from $15. Drink it with joy and raise a glass!