Voss Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Martinborough, New Zealand

$43.00 $27.99
Save $15.01
Item No. 106878
  • red wine
  • W&S93
  • WS91
  • WE91
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.

Winemaker's Notes

A strongly varietal wine with smoky dark chocolate and hints of red berry on the nose. The palate is silky with a satin texture. The wine has a lovely poise, almost feminine in character. Dark plum, cherry and red fruit flavours are juicy and nicely balanced with minerality. There is an underlying spiciness of nutmeg and cinnamon which we expect will become more predominant as the wine ages. Our Pinot styles have been evolving over the years as we attempt to move away from blockbuster high alcohol wines. This wine reflects that philosophy. The fruit is ripe but not jammy. The tannins are fine and well integrated as we aim for complete harmony of flavours. We have been judicious in the use of new oak – only 20%. The natural acidity gives the wine spine and suggests it should age gracefully for ten or more years. Spice and truffle flavours will continue to develop as the wine ages – one for the cellar.

Critical Acclaim

"When first poured, this seems compressed, warm and thick in its beetroot and strawberry scents. Floral notes emerge at the end of the finish, hinting at the gracious wine underneath. With air, the compression unfolds to tension, florals arrive and evaporate into the kind of strawberry transparency that makes a fine Pommard so appealing. An illusionist of a wine, in keeping with that character trait of pinot noir."
93 Points

"Layered and concentrated, with great depth to roast duck, Asian spice, black cherry and black pepper flavors. Spice, gravel and fruit nuances harmonize gracefully, with game meat carpaccio and green tea lingering on the firm finish. Drink now through 2012. 150 cases imported."
91 Points

"This small Martinborough producer continues to excel. The 2006 is a little less savory than some past vintages, but compensates by offering pure black cherry fruit framed by vanilla and cinnamon. Pinot Noir's elusive texture is captured by silky waves across the palate, which take on a velvety edge on the finish. Drink now-2015."
91 Points

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Style: Smooth & Supple
Great Pinot at a great price. Excellent value.
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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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