Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir 2006

Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir 2006
Marlborough, New Zealand, $79, stelvin seal

I picked this up at the 'super'market for a bargain price of $79. An inspection of the back label revealed that it's made by the good people at St Clair in New Zealand's Marlborough region. The fact it's not mentioned on the company website, along with the pretty picture on the front and local myth on the back suggests it's an export only job.

On first sniff it's obvious the red berries are in the house: raspberries, strawberries and red cherries mix it up on a delicious fruity nose. This tastes good because it tastes like Pinot. It's not particularly intense or long, but what your get are flavours of maraschino cherry, strawberry and a little green leafy stuff that I can't quite place. Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir 2006 is medium bodied, soft and drinkable. For $79 I could drink this for breakfast, lunch and dinner; yum, yum.
Visit winery website which strangely doesn't mention the wine.

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