Schubert 'Marion's Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2013

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Schubert 'Marion's Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2013


Rated 'Outstanding' by Decanter Magazine (95 points)!

Aroma is a wonderful thing, but it needs to be dispensed carefully. Wander past a department store's perfume counter and you risk being asphyxiated by an orange-faced assistant using an atomiser like it was pepper spray. Equally, some aroma molecules are so subtle that you need a microscope to find them. This wine seems to have the prefect release mechanism, dispensing the most gorgeous aromas with just the right amount of intensity, showing strawberry, kola, satsuma and that intangible, magical quality of great Pinot Noir that evokes molten rubies! The palate is ultrafine, with talcum-soft tannins and a delicate, yet fruit-filled finish that washes over your palate like a watercolourist using redcurrant and cranberry juice instead of paint. If you have been troubled by this metaphor or any other metaphors on this website, please call our 24-hour helpline. 14% alc. Drink now-2018.

Press Reviews:

Melanie Brown (Decanter Magazine): "Bewitching floral purity on the nose. Impressive depth of character which is enhanced by well-managed oak that is beautifully integrated with the silky tannins to give a fresh, elegant finish." 95/100 points 

Christine Parkinson (Decanter Magazine): "Cafe au lait notes are woven around cooked damson flavours, giving a round, supple wine. The tannins are fleshy and gorgeously smooth." 95/100 points

Philip Tuck MW (Decanter Magazine): "Lusciously deep, mineral and attractive. A core fruit structure and superbly integrated oak tannins. Great attitude, confidence and poise." 95/100 points

The Wine Advocate: 
"A beautiful pale ruby colour, the 2013 Marion’s Block Pinot Noir has a beguiling nose of crushed cranberries, red currants and lavender with Provence herbs, underbrush and damp soil hints. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the palate with lively red berry and earth laced flavors supported with silky tannins and great freshness, finishing with wonderful length." 93+ points

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