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Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2017 Wine Review

Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2017

Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir 2017

Marlborough, New Zealand

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Nobilo

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

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Reviews and Ratings

Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This Pinot Noir is more than worthy of the Nobilo Icon label. Rich in colour for a Pinot, it has been aged in French Oak for 10 months. Jammy aromas of ripe dark berries are followed by flavours of cherry, plum and tobacco with a smooth finish. Great paired with some lovely New Zealand lamb chops. Tasted May 9, 2019 at New Zealand Pure Discovery event.
Brent Gushowaty rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The nose shows a blend of darker savoury red fruits including cherry, loganberry and mulberry. The texture is light, soft, harmonious, easy and well integrated. Appealing and a standout with some good tension between fruit and acidity. B- ~ 90
Tasted at the Pure Discovery New Zealand Wine event in Vancouver May 2019.
Sylvio Roy rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This full-bodied Pinot Noir is aged in French oak and is made with 100% pinot noir grapes. Perfectly paired with richly flavoured food. Smooth finish. With so many other terrific Pinot Noir's available, I'm not sure the $29.95 price point is warranted.
Paula Bernardino rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

I attended the Pure Discovery 2019 event featuring wines from New Zealand. At the Toronto event May 8, 2019 I focused on New Zealand’s reds, which included mainly Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah.

I tried the Pinot Noir from Nobilo. Nice mix of red and dark berries on both the nose and the palate.

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