Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009
- "The Nautilus wines have been getting better and better, and this dark-toned Pinot is no exception. It shows excellent complexity - black cherry and dark earth notes alongside hints of cured meat and sassafras- as well as a round mouthfeel that never turns jammy. It's firm enough to hold for 2-3 years, if you prefer."
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast (USA), April 2012
Bargain of the Week
- ".. This wine is dark plum, and also it's all about dark, broody Autumnal fruit, and on a wet NZ day it's the perfect wine to match hearty dinners, especially with eye fillet. The plum spills from the glass. It's full bodied for a Pinot but isn't too big and ballsy on the palate. Soft ripe tannin smooth the way to a good finish. ..."
Jayson Bryant, Unscrewed.co.nz, 8 March 2012
- "A consistently improving pinot over recent years, this has a layer of meaty, ferment-derived complexity: charcuterie-wrapped cherries and plums abound, plenty of deep-set oak spice too - a showy young pinot. The palate's got a peppery edge, with bright and juicy red-cherry fruits that, when combined with fine, nutty tannins, create a pleasant cherry-stone finish."
Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2012