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Luna Eclipse Pinot Noir 2016 Wine Review

Luna Eclipse Pinot Noir 2016

Luna Eclipse Pinot Noir 2016

Martinborough, New Zealand

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $50.00

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Luna Estate

Agent: Terra Firma Brands

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Great texture! Almost full-bodied. Tart cherry and smoke. Pair with veal.

This Luna Eclipse Pinot Noir 2016 was reviewed on May 14, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

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  • 771445

Reviews and Ratings

Simon Chen rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Tasted @ New Zealand Pure Discovery Walk-around Tasting in Ottawa - The best pinot of the event in my opinion. It has a very complex mid-palate structure with good grip tannin and acidity. It reminds me of Brewer-Cliffton single yard pinots from the Santa Rita Hill region. Definitely a new-world style pinot but very complex and well balanced.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A medium-bodied Pinot Noir that has depth. On the nose, cranberry, ripe strawberry, menthol, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, cranberry and tart cherry flavours with a touch of smoke. Tasty! This would pair well with lean red meat.

Tasted at the Pure Discovery New Zealand Wine event in Ottawa May 2019.
L.J. Palmer rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

From New Zealand Pure Discovery Wine Fair: Medium to deep ruby in colour, dry, mouthwatering acidity, savoury tannin and medium body. Medium intensity nose featuring spice, such as pepper, with soft cedar, herbs, thyme and red fruit.Flavours of pepper, soft cedar, herbs and red fruit.
Brent Gushowaty rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The Luna Estate winery has two Martinborough vineyards in the Wairarapa wine-growing region in New Zealand. This wine is from the Eclipse vineyard, a fourteen hectare site on the Martinborough Terrace in silty clay/loam top soil, over deep gravels of ancient, alluvial river terraces.

It begins with rounded, lifted strawberry and blueberry notes. On the palate it is
brighter and lighter than the companion wine from the Bluerock vineyard, likely due in part to some 114 and 115 Dijon clones in the mix. There is also some bright savoury edged cherry and cherry pit, flavours with good balance and some sour cherry in the fiinish. Smooth textured.

C+ to B- ~ 89

Tasted at the Pure Discovery New Zealand Wine event in Vancouver May 2019.

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