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Brancott Vineyards Pinot Noir Terraces 2009

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Vintage: 2009
Type: Pinot Noir
Country: New Zealand – Marlborough

This is another wine that I sampled at the Tesco Wine Fair 2011 and I just had to buy a case. At first sip, I fell in love with the Burgundy-style wine. This is Brancott’s 7th iteration off this flagship T wine (its predecessor won several Silver medals at international competitions) and it does not disappoint. Enjoy this wine with a rich meal, like a creamy mushroom risotto with venison sausages. That would be excellent!

Technical Review

Appearance
Clear, deep Garnet.

Nose

Clean, pronounced aromas of cherry, vanilla and spice. Some plummy notes.

Palate

Medium-high acidity. Light tannins. Medium body. Flavour characteristics of ripe cherries and hints of mocha.

Conclusion
Very Good.