Nautilus Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

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Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009 is dark ruby in colour and shows an aroma of wild raspberries, plums and spice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with generous fruit sweetness and succulent tannins combining to give a long warm finish. The primary fruit components showing in the wines youth will further develop and integrate over the next five years as the wine matures.

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Nautilus Marlborough Pinot Noir 2009

90 points - "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

92 points - "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