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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: 17

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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.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

This medium-bodied New Zealand red wine is satin smooth and tickles the senses. Juicy, fleshy bright cherries and dark chocolate dance across your senses with this pinot noir. Ultra-supple and sensuous. Amazingly great price for a flagship wine. Cloudy Bay put New Zealand on the wine map for its Sauvignon Blanc, but this Pinot Noir holds its own and deserves its own shining place in the wine world. Please make me some seared tuna and top up my glass. Pinot noir is New Zealand's benchmark red wine and it shows why in this wine. Highly recommended.

Pinot Noir food pairings: roast beef, turkey, pork tenderloin, coq au vin..

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This Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2013 was reviewed on December 8, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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)
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

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.
91 points.Tasted November 19 2017
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
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful, tart and tangy. Garnet colour. Medium body, medium plus tannins. Tart blackberry, black cherry, black tea. Good value. Pair with rare tuna steak, sashimi,roast turkey with blueberry cranberry sauce. Tasted 2013 after a slight decant, iNov 2017. 91 points. #BespokeTastings
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)
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.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Fruity and silky, raspberry, damp earth and beetroot, hint of spice. Soft tannic structure. Drink soon.
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.
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!)
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Raspberry overload with mild baking spice notes. A simple crowd-pleasing fruit-forward Pinot Noir with juicy (high) acidity and a long sweet cherry finish. Enjoy with pibil pork tacos. Tasted Nov 2017 by @sommsosa | bepoketastings.ca
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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