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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Review

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 14

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Oyster Bay

Agent: Delegat Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Toasty oak on the nose of this terrific New Zealand red wine wraps around fleshy ripe black cherries. Full-bodied, mouth-watering juicy and smooth with a great finish. Smoky oak and black cherry notes with some dark spice on the finish. Terrific with a wide range of dishes, especially holiday turkey. Yum!

Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, barbecued duck, veggie mushroom burger, frittata.

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This Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2015 was reviewed on October 6, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful cool climate Marlborough Pinot. Declared 13.5% ABV. Medium-bodied, well-balanced, integrated alcohol. Zesty cherry and baking spice, savoury herb. Pairs exceptionally well with roast pork, roast turkey, rotisserie chicken, cedar plank salmon. Great on it's own as well. Tasted May 2017. 91 points BespokeTastings
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

An excellent example of New Zealand's Marlborough Pinot Noir and one of my personal favourites. Tart cherry, earth and espresso on the aromatic nose, followed by a satiny, mouth-watering palate giving tart cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, forest floor, herbs and oak. Lingering smooth mocha-cherry finish. Pair this with grilled duck breast and a rich chocolate cake for a heavenly feast.
Tasted June 2017
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This wine just goes to show you that you don't have to break the bank for a good tasting Pinot Noir. Very aromatic with aromas of smoke, vanilla, sweet spice and cherry. Well balanced with fruit, acidity and subtle tannins in harmony. Medium body with a medium-long finish. This is a Pinot to pair with that smoked pork you roasted all afternoon in your Big Green Egg or all on its own on a Friday night after a long week at work. Tasted June 1, 2017.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a light coloured and light bodied pinot noir. On the nose, the fruit is prominent with strawberry and cherry aromas. There’s also cedar and vanilla.

On the palate, there’s sour cherries and red berries. It is tart with silky tannins. This wine can be enjoyed with food or on it’s own.

Tasted October 2017
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Inviting tart cherry, earth and smoke on the nose - vanilla, cherry and hints of mocha on the palate. Great value pinot noir. Tasted October 2017.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Pale Ruby. Cherry, strawberry, ripe raspberry and a variety of bright red fruit. Flecks of leather, smoke and earth on the nose. The elemental aromatics are echoed nicely in the flavours with the addition of fresh blackcurrant leaf herbs. Light bodied with a medium, dry finish. Pair with grilled rainbow trout and dill butter. 90 points - Tasted May 2017
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Vibrant red cherry and vanilla aromas, with hints of baking spices that carry through on the palate, with a lingering spicy cherry finish. Wonderful with salmon or roast pork. 90pts.
Tasted June 2017.
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Aromatic and flavourful Pinot Noir from Marlborough. Black cherry, mild earthiness and hint of violets . Gentle tannins and smooth, lasting finish. Pair with brie stuffed mushrooms.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This medium-bodied Pinot Noir from New Zealand presents notes of red cherry, sweet smoke, vanilla and cinnamon. Excellent accompaniment to roast pork or pork tenderloin. Tasted June 01, 2017.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A lovely Pinot with pleasant cherry, blackberry, sweet spice and vanilla nose and palate and an interesting hint of smoke/charring on the finish. It tastes fresh - acidity balances out the rich fruitness and the tannins are kept at bay. Keep a few on hand - just in case.
Lise Charest Gagne rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Great value for the price. Very aromatic with red cherries, sweet smoke and spice with a bit of earth. Flavours of bright red tart cherries and spice. It's not rich but the finish lingers. A great Pinot to serve to a gang especially at the price point.
Oyster Bay's Pinot Noir (2015) is nicely done with ripe black cherries, plum, dried savoury herbs and cake spice. This is a solid PN, intense with crisp acidity. Enjoy now with roast lamb and veal dishes. - Community Wine Reviews

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