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Vavasour, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, 2011



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



Peter McCombie MW

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Lean, herbaceous style, with a whiff of tar; some upfront floral spice and taut red fruit. Quite firm backbone of acidty and lacks a little ripeness.

Christine Parkinson

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Rose perfume on nose opens to ripe, plummy fruit with nice seasoning of spicy oak. Palate trails away to a weak, rather flat finsih. Balance is let down by the warm alcohol, leaving tannins feeling grainy, and finish hot.

Joanna Simon

Tasting: Marlborough Pinot Noir

Not much on nose, but the glass has a slighty dusty taint. Ripe, concentrated black-cherry fruit palate, with freshening acidity, a firm structure and quite a weight of chocolaty oak. A big wine, not especially elegant, with slight heat on the finish.


Wine name: Vavasour
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2011
Price: £19.99
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Awatere Valley

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