Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Martinborough    New Zealand   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Pencarrow Pinot Noir 2007
Pencarrow Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 99571)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 season in Martinborough with mid summer warmth and a favorable ripening period has produced a classical pinot noir. This Martinborough pinot noir was made with traditional Burgundian techniques including a pre-fermentation maceration, which allows wild yeast to initiate the fermentation and a post-fermentation maceration to ensure the complex tannin structure. After pressing it was matured in French oak casks for 12 months.

Good red color. Intense ripe fruit flavors of classical red and black berry fruits with a supple savory note backed by pleasant oak characters. The palate is full, round and lingering with fine balance.

My Notes:

About Pencarrow:

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.