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92 • Nautilus 2010 Pinot Noir, Marlborough $30.99.
Garnet violet color. Aromas of baked berries, honeyed toast, and delicate spices with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless cocoa, nut, and earth accented finish. Very elegant and flavorful. (tasted on Apr-11-2013)
91 • Brancott Estate 2011 Letter Series "T", Pinot Noir, Marlborough $25.99.
Rich aromas of chocolate toffee and buttercream, and berry pie with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and great concentration of tart berries, spice, kiwi, and dusty minerals. A fine representation of Marlborough pinot noir that will be sensational at the table. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
90 • Stoneleigh 2011 Pinot Noir, Marlborough $15.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of spiced cherries, chocolate halvah and vanilla bark with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich dried berry, honeycomb, and spiced nut finish. Very tasty and sure to please as a sipper or with lighter fare. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
89 • Brancott Estate 2011 Pinot Noir, Marlborough $13.99. Best Buy.
Dark ruby color. Fleshy aromas of chocolate graham cracker and baked berries with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tangy cranberry, pencil shavings, and honeyed nut finish. Admirable balance and flavor make this a very appealing choice as a sipper or with food. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
87 • Palliser Estate 2008 Pinot Noir, Marlborough $34.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet black color. Aromas of baked berries, cedar, and spicy fried pickles with a supple, dryish medium body and a crisp, Asian pear, dried raspberry, incense ash, and nutshell accented finish. A solid choice for the table. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)