Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir

8.6599 ratings
8.615 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
Boris Mathiszik

Not bad, but not exactly meeting my expectations for NZ Pinot after tasting a few on Air NZ. A little thin - A deep dive will be necessary.

Not bad, but not exactly meeting my expectations for NZ Pinot after tasting a few on Air NZ. A little thin - A deep dive will be necessary.

Aug 13th, 2017
Mark Morgan

Room bottle @romo

Room bottle @romo

Jul 16th, 2017
Paul Dearborn

Aroma: Cool climate Pinot, very fruity, white pepper, mineral, menthol, ballpark hot dog (?), mushrooms.
Taste: raspberry, cranberry, cocoa, soft tannins, heat from 13.5% alcohol.

Aroma: Cool climate Pinot, very fruity, white pepper, mineral, menthol, ballpark hot dog (?), mushrooms.
Taste: raspberry, cranberry, cocoa, soft tannins, heat from 13.5% alcohol.

4 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2012
James Scott

A very light Pinot Noir with a thin body. A fruity and fresh nose. The taste is very smooth with a pleasing minerality and a lot of fresh fruit flavor. A clean finish has you wanting more. Recommended to serve slightly chilled, as the alcohol become more pronounced as it warms up and some of the more subtle flavours and smoothness are lost.

A very light Pinot Noir with a thin body. A fruity and fresh nose. The taste is very smooth with a pleasing minerality and a lot of fresh fruit flavor. A clean finish has you wanting more. Recommended to serve slightly chilled, as the alcohol become more pronounced as it warms up and some of the more subtle flavours and smoothness are lost.

3 people found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Taras Matiychuk

My first NZ Pinot and what a positive experience!

My first NZ Pinot and what a positive experience!

2 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2014
Phil Allen

Light fruity Pinot noir,

Light fruity Pinot noir,

2 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Ryan Frank

2011 vintage - cherries, cocoa, some spice and cedar. A little age has done it well.

2011 vintage - cherries, cocoa, some spice and cedar. A little age has done it well.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2016
Pierre Tarrene

Pleasant. Light. Well constructed.
Good balance between fruit and alcohol.

Pleasant. Light. Well constructed.
Good balance between fruit and alcohol.

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
Austin Melnick

I like a more velvety red, this was quite acidic and almost like drinking johnnie walker. Had 1 glass and closed the bottle

I like a more velvety red, this was quite acidic and almost like drinking johnnie walker. Had 1 glass and closed the bottle

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015
Jason Bushnell

On the better side of good. The flavor is better than the aftertaste. Not as rich/bold as I like, but not bad either.

On the better side of good. The flavor is better than the aftertaste. Not as rich/bold as I like, but not bad either.

1 person found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014