The Ned Pinot Noir 2008 (Marlborough, NZ)
$30, Screwcap, 13.5%
It starts with ripe tomato bush and peppery meaty aromatics - which is welcomingly varietal for a Marlborough Pinot - alongside some more typical red raspberry fruit. There's quite a deal of fruit actually, which is probably why it is so appealing. Palate wise it's plump, ripe and smooth in that lovely, polished Marlborough style. Lots of flesh and proper Pinot flavour with a clever dry finish. It's not ultra serious, but it is smart drinking for the dollars, and that deserves celebrating. 17.7/92
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