Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Review
Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Community Reviews: 9
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Toasty oak on the nose of this terrific New Zealand red wine wraps around fleshy ripe black cherries. Full-bodied, mouth-watering juicy and smooth with a great finish. Smoky oak and black cherry notes with some dark spice on the finish. Terrific with a wide range of dishes, especially holiday turkey. Yum!
Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, barbecued duck, veggie mushroom burger, frittata.
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This Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015 was reviewed on May 27, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful cool climate Marlborough Pinot. Declared 13.5% ABV. Medium-bodied, well-balanced, integrated alcohol. Zesty cherry and baking spice, savoury herb. Pairs exceptionally well with roast pork, roast turkey, rotisserie chicken, cedar plank salmon. Great on it's own as well. Tasted May 2017. 91 points BespokeTastings
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
An excellent example of New Zealand's Marlborough Pinot Noir and one of my personal favourites. Tart cherry, earth and espresso on the aromatic nose, followed by a satiny, mouth-watering palate giving tart cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, forest floor, herbs and oak. Lingering smooth mocha-cherry finish. Pair this with grilled duck breast and a rich chocolate cake for a heavenly feast.
Tasted June 2017
|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
This wine just goes to show you that you don't have to break the bank for a good tasting Pinot Noir. Very aromatic with aromas of smoke, vanilla, sweet spice and cherry. Well balanced with fruit, acidity and subtle tannins in harmony. Medium body with a medium-long finish. This is a Pinot to pair with that smoked pork you roasted all afternoon in your Big Green Egg or all on its own on a Friday night after a long week at work. Tasted June 1, 2017.
|Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Vibrant red cherry and vanilla aromas, with hints of baking spices that carry through on the palate, with a lingering spicy cherry finish. Wonderful with salmon or roast pork. 90pts.
Tasted June 2017.
|Gwen Barton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Aromatic and flavourful Pinot Noir from Marlborough. Black cherry, mild earthiness and hint of violets . Gentle tannins and smooth, lasting finish. Pair with brie stuffed mushrooms.
|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
This medium-bodied Pinot Noir from New Zealand presents notes of red cherry, sweet smoke, vanilla and cinnamon. Excellent accompaniment to roast pork or pork tenderloin. Tasted June 01, 2017.
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
A lovely Pinot with pleasant cherry, blackberry, sweet spice and vanilla nose and palate and an interesting hint of smoke/charring on the finish. It tastes fresh - acidity balances out the rich fruitness and the tannins are kept at bay. Keep a few on hand - just in case.
|Oyster Bay (2015) Pinot Noir from South Island, New Zealand is a solid PN with mouth-watering acidity and juicy red fruit and a touch of spice on the palate. New Zealand Pinot Noir offers that unique combination of fleshy fruit and zingy juiciness. Oyster Bay is part of the Delegat wine portfolio and a solid producer of good value wines including this New Zealand Pinot Noir. The winery is one of the founding members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand and a leader in water conservation and wetland protection. - Community Wine Reviews|
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