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Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016 Wine Review

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $48.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Cloudy Bay

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

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Cloudy Bay 2015 Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied red wine from New Zealand's South Island. This vintage is a strong one with juicy dark red berries, plum, savoury spice and earthy flavours matched with a vibrant acidity on the palate. MINE: Cloudy Bay 2015 Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied Marlborough red wine from New Zealand's South Island. This vintage is a strong one with juicy dark red berries, plum, savoury spice and earthy florals on the nose. Look for bright fruit flavours matched with a vibrant acidity and fine chewy tannins on the palate. Enjoy now and for the next five years. Pair with grilled lamb chops. OTHER: While the company has invested enormously in its Central Otago Pinot Noir project, I continue to think the Marlborough wine is better, at least for the moment. The 2016 Pinot Noir is a silky, medium-bodied wine, loaded with raspberry and strawberry fruit. Hints of cola and spice add dimension and linger on the finish. It's 15% whole cluster and sees about one-third new French oak, but neither of those elements come across as dominating, they're subtler, mostly structural, components. Drink date: 2018-2025. Score - 92 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Feb. 28, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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