Whitehaven Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough Bottle

Cost: $22.95 (sale: $18.40 until Dec 31/12)
Grape Variety: Pinot noir
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO General List
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Whitehaven Wines Com. Ltd.
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Light+ garnet in colour with a medium to medium+ intensity on the nose.

Positives: A nice easy drinking Pinot showing cranberry, cherry, sour cherry, rhubarb, All-spice and some strawberry jam. Medium minus body with medium minus tannins, good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Point: Marlborough is starting to make a name for good Pinots priced under $25 in Ontario. Remember to lightly chill Pinot.

Drink now or over the next couple of years on its own or pair it with Thanksgiving turkey, which I did.

Tasted: 6 Oct 12

Best Buy

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 245696

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