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2008 Terravin Hillside Reserve Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Wine Notes

Tasting note: Moderately intense and slightly edgy Pinot Noir with bright cherry and a suggestion of floral/violet and wild herbs. Crisp acidity and fine yet assertive tannins lock the flavours in at this early stage making it hard to read. The wine certainly has potential. (14-May-2010) [Bob Campbell]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $48   From: $48   To: $50

Score: 86.
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
86/100  
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Price History for 2008 Terravin Hillside Reserve Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
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Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Marlborough wine region

    Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, it produces around three-quarters of all the country's wine. The pungent, zesty white wines made from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc are world famous, and Marlborough is widely considered to be the New World home of the variety.

    The region consists of a sunny, dry pair of valleys – the Wairau and the Awatere – which run parallel to each other. It stretches down the South Island's Pacific (east) coast from the small port town of Picton in the Marlborough Sounds to the town of Kaikoura. The long, straight Wairau Valley has more plantings than the more recently developed Awatere Valley. In 2010, Marlborough had 58,300 acres (23,600ha) under vine.

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  • South Island - New Zealand wine region

    The South Island of New Zealand (Te Wai Pounamu in the Maori language) is slightly larger, and much more sparsely populated, than the country's North Island. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, it lies between the latitudes of 40°S and 46°S, and is ... more

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