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Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2011-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham

Agent: Henry of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Plush and sexy with a satin-smooth texture. Gorgeous aromas of smokey cherries. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. How did they [do] it so right for this price? Gorgeous depth with black cherry and smoky aromas. Supple, plush and medium-bodied. Worthy of a sonnet.

Pinot Noir food pairings: pork liver pates, tuna, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, duck and other game birds.

This Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2010 was reviewed on October 10, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This is a complex mixture of cherries, spice and cedar, complimented with medium acidity and soft tannins. Hard to deliver a better pinot for this price. Excellent!
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Bright pale ruby fills the glass, cherry, leather with earthy undertones that hint at a more classic Burgundian style Pinot Noir, with a lasting and mouthwatering cherries. Wonderful with a variety of cheeses and charcuterie boards.

The Henry of Pelham wines are created under the motto: great wine is grown, not made - focusing on the land and the grape itself rather than the science after the grapes are harvested. The land from the the Estate vineyard is one of the warmest in the Niagara region, and combined with the heavy clay soils create wines with complex and intense flavours.
Tasted on 3 April 2016.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pale garnet with aromas of smoky cherry, leather, blueberry, and a little dusty herb. The taste is tart cherry, with some of the dried herb aspect coming through as well. Light, silky, and classy. Pair with soft cheeses.
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

There is a burnt ruby hue in the glass with classic pinot aromas. Sour cherry and leather on the palate with a smooth finish. Nicely paired with with duck!
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Perfect balance of fruit and earthy notes. Red cherry, raspberry, spice, leather and earth on the nose. Medium body with beautiful fruit and spice on the palate. Versatile pairings would include soft cheeses, ham, salmon and glazed pork tenderloin. Tasted Oct 02, 2016.
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This was an interesting Pinot. At 6 years old it's starting to show some brickish hues. Lots of earthy tones, leather and smoke. There is a ripe fruit component of raspberry and cranberry and the wine still has some good acidity and smooth tannins. This would be a great match with some truffle infused cheese. Tasted Oct. 6/2016
Mark Britton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This was a great year for Pinot at Henry of Pelham. This vintage has big mouthfeel, tons of classic earth flavours on the nose and palate and has aged very nicely. A great value Pinot Noir at $16.95. The catch is 2007's will be tough to find, so I recommend buying the 2010 and letting it sit for 2-3 years.
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Smoke and polished cherry wood,hints of lambskin leather:those aromas made me smile.
The mouthfeel is fairly intense.Still this heady mix of wood and cherries.Quite hefty but not coarse. Subtle hints of metal and salt. A bit tannic on the finale,so i'd let it sleep a bit in my cellar,or enjoy it with wild boar?
Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Alex: Earthy raspberry-cranberry nose, with fresh cream, sage and a dash of leather. Decent flavor concentration on the palate, tart raspberry fruit and gentle woodsmoke and dried herbs alongside vanilla and cedar. Good overall harmony and freshness. Finishes balanced, juicy and solid. 88pts
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

A flavourful, earthy Pinot Noir…
Presentation: The classic, distinctive Henry of Pelham look
Appearance: Clear, pale, ruby to garnet
Nose: Clean, medium nose with notes of leather, meat, earth, blueberries,
Taste: Dry, medium body, high acidity, high tannins, sour berries, earth, leather
Finish: Short to medium finish, with earthy notes
Overall impression: A good Pinot Noir with flavourful, earthy notes.
Value: 3/5
Melissa Pulvermacher reviewed this wine as follows:

Delicious with fresh cherry, vanilla, a touch of asphalt and bitter red fruit, but it is clear that this wine will continue to improve with cellar age.
With intense flavour for a mid-weight red, this wine shows pure berry fruit with a pronounced toasted quality as well as notes of roasted game and bitter chocolate, finishing with fine, mouth coating tannins. Score: 90 Source: Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail
Made from several vineyard sites, primarily our own estate. Harvest dates September 21 to October 9th, 2007. Yields of 1 to 3 Tonnes/acre (~17 to 52 hL/ha)Fermented in stainless and aged in European oak with 30% new.

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