Bird, Big Barrel, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, 2011

Big Barrel

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Drink: 2012 - 2015

Manufacturer:

Bird

Peter McCombie MW

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Sweet vanilla and spice; oak dominates the fruit; attractive in an obvious, oaky way. Medium length.

Christine Parkinson

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Lovely aromas of bay leaf, strawberry and vanilla. Palate has mushroom savouriness with ripe fruit and mineral notes. Plenty of structure to handle food or age, and a long, sweet fruit and earthy finish. Stylish and serious.

Joanna Simon

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Elegant nose of perfumy, red berry fruit and savoury smoky bacon. Full-on spicy oak, slightly masking the cherryish fruit. Lacks a bit of elegance. Shows some heat on the finish.

Details

Wine name: Big Barrel
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2011
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Wairau Valley