Sunday, March 17, 2013

Burnt Spur Pinot Noir 2010

This time we would like to introduce a really good value for money wine from cool climate area. It is a pinot noir based wine from Martinborough of New Zealand that is just so smooth and  elegant

Date of Tasting: 9 March 2013
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14.0%
Origin: Martinborough, New Zealand
Appellation: Martinborough
Expect to Pay: THB1,000 – 1,500 (retail price in Thailand)
Chubby Score: 93/100
Value for money: 10/10
Professional Rating: n.a.

Appearance: translucent bright red
Aroma: violet floral petal nose and hint of truffle
Palate: medium to light bodied pinot noir with balance tannins and acid structure, seductive sweetness of dark berries, background of spices, subtle and yet elegant, beautiful complex finish that goes on and on

This is a wine that pretty much easy to drink and well priced. Enjoyable now and perhaps can be kept for the consuming during the next few years. Fabulous it is. Recommend for pinot noir lovers to have some stock of it.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound

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