Brancott Reserve Pinot Noir 2006
Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Garnet red in color, this wine exhibits ripe cherry and spice accentuated with rich plum and savory highlights. It has a rich, sweet approach displaying ripe dark berry fruits, subtle oak spice, velvety tannins and a long, concentrated finish.
This wine's structure and concentration make it an ideal match for a wide range of foods. It will match well with field mushroom pasta or risotto. It also lends itself to rare, grilled red meats or a variety of slow cooked casseroles including game meats, such as rabbit or fowl.
"The 2006 Marlborough Reserve is a blend of some of the best lots that do not go into the single-vineayard wines, a silken Pinot in 2006 with layers of transparent spice, umami mushroom and forest floor scents. It is an impressive Pinot from a large producer, and it would be delicious with roast arctic char and roast hen-of-the-woods on the side."
Wine & Spirits
we like a lighter red for spring/summer; this has nice flavor and went well with a seasoned chicken dish and a pepper steak dish
I have been to New Zealand Wine areas a few times and buy Sav Bl, Chard, & Pinot Gris & Noirs. NZ has some of the best buys on the globe and this is one of them.
Smooth & Supple
7 no very strong nose and taste, fruity, tons of earth, so good and sensual, silk texture, medium-light body, medium finish, too expensive though
I am certainly not a wine expert and I believe that taste is personal, but, for the price this Pinot was excellent.
Sure, it's hard to find a very good pinot at a reasonable price. This stacks up with bottles going for twice the cost. Very soft on the palate with reserved dark fruit. A bit of mineral and earth on the back gives it a little maturity. Layered, but lacking the depth of top flight pinots, it's still very good and a steal at this price
This is a steal for the price. Not an earth-shattering Grand Cru Burgundy, but a very good elegant New World Pinot with real flavor , beats many 25 dollar Pinots
Pleasant enough, but seemed a bit "wimpy" or watery. Not the complexity I was hoping for.
Already showing signs of age in color and flavor. Would have been better 12 months ago. Drink up!
Light, watery, and acidic... have not really found any pinot that I love, maybe because my favorites are malbec, merlot, and cab in that order. This pinot was not as good as many bar house merlot's. Have other Pinot's to try and like the free shipping for $49 per year, great deal. This was my first bottle out of 17 I ordered so onward and upward.
Rather ordinary but somewhat typical of Pinot Noirs which I've found to be a very challenging wine for vintners.
this one's dead (6/2010)
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The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily...
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Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...
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