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Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2013 Wine Review

Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2013

Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 14

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Whitehaven

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

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This Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2013 was reviewed on November 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Wineboy rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Nice nose. A bit less "juicy fruity" than typical for NZ PN, but I'm absolutely OK with that. Correct power, new world ripeness, with a bit softer acidity than a Burgundian PN might have.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Fragrant tart cherry, cola and bitter chocolate on the nose, repeated on the mouth-watering palate. Great acidity makes this medium-bodied Pinot extremely versatile with a variety of dishes, from roast duck, turkey to grilled salmon.
Tasted Nov. 2017
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous red cherry, dried raspberry, cola, dried flowers, beetroot and a hint of herb. 91 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Aromas of cherry, raspberry and hint of violet. More cherry in the mouth along with plum, sweet spice and cedar which continue through to the lasting finish. Quite a nice wine. Would probably age well for another few years. Pair with roast lamb Tasted Nov. 2017
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

sparsely medium ruby colour with white rim. Aroma of freshly fallen wet autumn leaves, firm dark cherries, and oak. Warm mouthfeel, medium acidity, dry medium to low tannins, with a short red cherry finish. Score 90. (S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 19, 2017)
Andrea Shapiro - Andrea's Wine Cellar rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Team tasting! Pale ruby with ripe strawberry, raspberry, lush fruit and a touch of earthiness. These are reflected perfectly on the palate with the addition of a little spicy smoked paprika heat. Medium plus acidity, light body with soft tannins. Fruity and spicy with a clean finish. Pair with trout amandine and quinoa salad. Tasted November 19 2017
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Ruby color in the glass with earth, cherry and leather and on the palate with a lingering spicy finish. Tasted November 2017.
Mary Anne van Gaal rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Soft ruby red in appearance. Aromas of cherry and herbs followed by flavours of ripe berries, spice and a touch of oak. Great paired with planked salmon. Tasted November 19, 2017.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ruby in colour with aromas of cherry, chocolate, raspberry and earth. It is medium-bodied with flavours of tart cherry and ripe raspberry with a short cherry finish. This will pair well with salmon or chicken. Tasted on November 19, 2017.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Nose: Dried herbs (dill), tart cherry, earthy mushrooms & forest floor
Palate: Mouth puckering cranberry, sour cherry, more earthy notes, mediumplus acidity & body, lengthy finish.
Perfect for upcoming holiday parties with stuffed poultry, any mushroom based dishes (like risotto!)
Simon Chen rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

it's a more new world pinot noir. Bright red fruits, nice fruits on the palate. I was hoping for more acidity for a new zealand pinot
Caitlin Coleman rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Bright ruby colour with a watery rim. Notes of red berries and red cherry. Sweet spice and oaky notes on the finish. A nice medium bodied red suited to drink on its own or with game meat.
From New Zealand's South Island, Whitehaven (2013) Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with satiny smooth ripe red cherries, and dark chocolate flavours on the palate. Pinot noir is New Zealand's benchmark red wine grape and is showing its very best in this wine. The PN grapes for this wine were sourced from select sites in six vineyards in the Awatere Valley, Wairau Valley and Southern Valley sub-regions of Marlborough. Pair with seared tuna steaks. - Community Wine Reviews

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