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Marisco 2010 Pinot Noir Marlborough (New Zealand)

29 Dec 2020

Marisco 2010 Pinot Noir

 

(July 10, 2020) ... Right after Larry and I tried the 12 Ontario wines it was time to relax - the choice was to sit back with one of the bottles already on the table, or to twist the cap on something else - Larry chose the "something else" ... so, knowing what a Pinot-Hound Larry is I opened one of my favourites from New Zealand (and my last bottle of) Marisco 2010 Pinot Noir from Marlborough, and at ten years of age it barely showed a hint of it: bright, vibrant fruit of both black and sour cherry along with a hint of that telltale earthy note found in Pinot Noirs all over the world (some more some less but seems to almost always be there) and some cran-cherry on the finish ... all backed with great acidity to keep it fresh. No way you would ever judge this to be a 10 year old wine; and it may just have been the best wine of the day.

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