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Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2012 Wine Review

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2012

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir 2012

Marlborough, New Zealand

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Villa Maria

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Product: 146548

Natalie's Score: 92/100

The consistency of Marlborough Pinot Noir is remarkable, and especially for Villa Maria. This winery has a signature Pinot that comes through each year yet reflect the vintage differences.Plush and voluptuous: you'll want to dive head first into this wine (or your glass) and never come out. Fleshy cherries balanced with a nervy acidity that makes it dance with many dishes. Yes please!

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Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Mouthwatering flavours of raspberry and pomegranate are supported by hints of French vanilla and baking spice. Light in body but not in flavour! Perfect with wild mushroom risotto. Tasted Oct 2014.
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Cherry and oak on the nose with a nice mixture of cherry, plum and earth flavors. A dash of spice gives it a nice lingering finish.
Terry Jeans rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Pale ruby colour. Some nice red cherry, earthiness, with some woody hints. The flavours are similar to the nose, with predominately ripe red cherries and underbrush balanced with medium acidity. A good pinot for a roast chicken or turkey.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Cherry, cranberry, and rosewater, this is a lovely perfumed delicate Pinot noir. Palate is very mouthwatering and refreshing and the fruit is. Pure tasting. Lovely wine to pair with a meaty red fish such as Sockeye salmon.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Pinot Noir from New Zealand's Villa Maria packs a bit of a punch! It's medium body gives it the ability to stand up to foods like game or lamb. It has lots of cherry flavour with some herb and peppery notes in the finish. A versitile wine!
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Oct 5, 2014: Pale ruby, raspberry, cranberry, sour chery and a floral nose with clove and delicate wood spice. Nice repeat of flavours on the palate from the nose. Medium light body, good acidity and light tannins with a medium finish. Well put together, drink over the next couple of years with duck breast or cedar planked salmon.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A nose of sweet cherries, earthiness and barnyard, herbs and spices. The taste is similar, and has some nice tannins to give it some nice structure. A bit young, but a nice wine for ham or turkey.
Matt Steeves, Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Candied cherry, vanilla, herbal and earthy notes on the nose. Refreshing mouthfeel with a long cherry and baking spice finish. Medium bodied, this would be a nice complement to grilled lamb dishes. Tasted October 2014. 88 points. Matt Steeves @QuercusVino
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A light, flavourful pinot noir. There is a slight earthiness along with tart cherry and strawberry on the nose. Fruit flavours carry through on the palate. Would be a great match with Thanksgiving dinner or maybe some salmon.
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Lots of red cherry character with tomato and aromatic herbs. Medium body, lean and quite elegant. Burgundian in style
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 77/100 with the following review:

Piney cherry nose
Light bodied, medium plus acidity, more cherry and pine on the palate.
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