Greywacke

Marlborough Pinot Noir

9.0149 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

Another winner from Greywacke, Kevin Judd sources his Pinot Noir from the more clay-dominant Southern Valleys. The wine finds a more exotic profile for Pinot - macerated blood orange peel and pomegranate meet a dizzying array of spices and herbs - curry, saffron, smoke, spearmint, and thyme. Savory, well structured, and long.

Another winner from Greywacke, Kevin Judd sources his Pinot Noir from the more clay-dominant Southern Valleys. The wine finds a more exotic profile for Pinot - macerated blood orange peel and pomegranate meet a dizzying array of spices and herbs - curry, saffron, smoke, spearmint, and thyme. Savory, well structured, and long.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

It’s hard to focus on this when there’s that. Despite my SQN gawking, this was a real surprise. I had previously tasted the 2011 vintage shortly after it made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list in 2013, but my recollection of it was that of a simple, juicy, fruit forward style that was notable for its balance and refreshing style. This vintage is a completely different animal. The sultry savory smokiness does its best to disguise its pure red cherry fruit, but it’s a purity and a concentration that can’t be held down. Not only does this have length, the cumbrous confluence of flavors are somehow precision tailored to a seamless finish, the end of which is difficult to pinpoint.

It’s hard to focus on this when there’s that. Despite my SQN gawking, this was a real surprise. I had previously tasted the 2011 vintage shortly after it made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list in 2013, but my recollection of it was that of a simple, juicy, fruit forward style that was notable for its balance and refreshing style. This vintage is a completely different animal. The sultry savory smokiness does its best to disguise its pure red cherry fruit, but it’s a purity and a concentration that can’t be held down. Not only does this have length, the cumbrous confluence of flavors are somehow precision tailored to a seamless finish, the end of which is difficult to pinpoint.

Nov 16th, 2017
Ryan Easley

Ryan had this 2 years ago

Ryan had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2018
Hayden Hamilton

Hayden had this 2 years ago

Hayden had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2018
John

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2018
Malaya Lewandowski

Malaya had this 2 years ago

Malaya had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2018
Derek Stadmiller

Not fruity

Not fruity

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2018
Jeffrey Tha

Jeffrey had this 2 years ago

Jeffrey had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2017
Martin Bergo

Quite dark redblue color for a PN; the nose is full of raspberries and dark cherry but also has some savoury forest leather/game type of aromas; taste contains all from the nose plus high spicy acids, some oak flavours and weak small tannins. Very well made NZ pinot, paired with Montana intenso cheese, Chianti salami, and Shostakovich's 8th quartet.

Quite dark redblue color for a PN; the nose is full of raspberries and dark cherry but also has some savoury forest leather/game type of aromas; taste contains all from the nose plus high spicy acids, some oak flavours and weak small tannins. Very well made NZ pinot, paired with Montana intenso cheese, Chianti salami, and Shostakovich's 8th quartet.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
Keith Crump

A good Pinot

A good Pinot

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2017