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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Brancott Reserve Pinot Noir 2005
Brancott Reserve Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 86838)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Deep garnet red.

Aromas: The wine shows fragrant wild berry aromas, dark plum, a hint of tobacco and fine integrated oak toast.

Palate: The palate also shows these dark berry fruits and exhibits a mouth-filling, ripe fruit sweetness. Soft, supple tannins give this wine excellent mouth-feel.

Serving Suggestions: Porcini or field mushroom risotto or pasta. Grilled rare venison or grilled ostrich. Slow-cooked rabbit, hare or wild fowl stews with winter vegetables. Duck confit.

Cellaring: An elegant but complex, fruit-driven wine which may be cellared for up to six years.

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About Brancott:

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 instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.