Thursday, January 04, 2007

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2004

From the wonderful Villa Maria stable, well fabled for the brilliant Sauvignon they produce - this is really rather good too. Overwhelmingly cherry and vanilla on the nose - with subtle spice hints and a slightly gamey aroma, it develops wonderfully in the mouth to sour cherry and smokey cinnamon a finished long and thin. Beautiful acidity keeps the wine long in the mouth and holds the whole thing together whilst keeping it fresh and fruity. A brilliant example of what can be done in Marlborough with Pinot and one of the best bargain Pinot's out there. (85)

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