Georges Michel Pinot Noir ‘La Reserve’, Marlborough, New Zealand 2010

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Georges Michel Pinot Noir ‘La Reserve’, Marlborough, New Zealand 2010

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Georges Michel is a winemaker from Beaujolais, who moved to New Zealand in 1997, lured by the rumour that grapes were actually a type of ripening fruit. His daughter has now taken over as winemaker and the year that she spent working at the iconic Burgundy estate, Domaine des Lambrays, has clearly had an influence, because this is the most ‘Burgundian’ New World wine we have ever tasted, with the possible exception of Pyramid Valley’s Eaton Family Pinot Noir. The colour is immediately pleasing, a glistening medium-pale cherry red that tapers away to a red brick rim, but the real joy lies in the aromas, which evoke raspberry tea, ripe tomato skins, strawberry and violets. It really impresses on the palate with its silky elegance, like a perfectly mature Vosne-Romanée, and will bemuse any Burgundy fan if you serve it to them ‘blind’. A gorgeous wine that is crying out for some roast pigeon or venison. 13.5% alc. Drink now-2020.


Customer comments:

"A revelation!" - Mr. A.M, 4th February 2016

"Great choice on the George Michel!" - Mr. K.N., 10th May 2016

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