Foxes Island, Belsham Awatere Estate, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, 2010

Belsham Awatere Estate

Score

83
  • Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Drink: 2012 - 2016

Manufacturer:

Foxes Island

Peter McCombie MW

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Rich, spicy, fairly weighty, good honest wine if not overly complex, with solid structure and easy appeall.

Christine Parkinson

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Nose rather cardboardy with milk chocolate notes; ripe fruit on palate, but rather simple and without concentration: red berries, confected; Firm acidity and yielding but sandy tannins. Needs to be drunk.

Joanna Simon

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Lifted, wild strawberry and sweet-spice aromas. Round and rich with a lot of oak. Concentrated and creamy but a touch too much oak.

Details

Wine name: Belsham Awatere Estate
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £17.00
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Awatere Valley