Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand

$33.99
Item No. 114340
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • ST89

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in color. A rich and dense nose displaying dark cherry, spice and subtle mushroom characters. Ripe intense red and dark berry fruit aromas and subtle spicy oak. The taste is of concentrated ripe red fruits and fine grained tannins. The tannins give texture and persistence while the berry flavors linger. It's succulent and beautifully textured on the palate with lovely mid palate weight and fine, supple tannins. It's youthful and well flavored with a lingering delicious finish. A stylish Pinot that's sure to mature gracefully.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright medium red. Sexy aromas of smoky red raspberry and minerals, with a mulchy complexity. Broad, sweet and ripe, with very good but not outstanding complexity to the red fruit and spice flavors. Finishes with sweet, suave tannins and very good length. Approachable already but this winery's pinots are normally at their best five or six years after the vintage."
89 Points

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Learn About Palliser Estate Map ItMap It

The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, Palliser wines are served in some of the world's finest restaurants and enjoyed by thousands of people every day.

Winemaker Allan Johnson produces consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Their two brands – Palliser Estate and Pencarrow – offer a comprehensive portfolio of wines, including Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle, Noble Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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