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Mud House Pinot Noir

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Cracka Review

It’s a Pinot from Marlborough New Zealand called Mud House, but it’s anything but muddy in the glass, although we could call it earthy, which is something quite different. This easy drinking red is helping put those Kiwi’s on the map for more than just Sauvignon Blanc an we think you’ll love the innate drinkability of this wine. Red fruit and spice on the nose hint at what’s to come before a wave of cherry fruit and subtle oak. Nicely structured with soft, slurpable tannins ramping up the easy drinking dial to max.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep crimson red.

Nose: Bright red fruit flavours with a burst of spicy notes.

Palate: Generous flavours of cherry and currant combine with subtle oak. The silky dry tannins lead to a generous fruitful finish.

Food Match: Duck and orange salad

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Mud House Pinot Noir

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
I always think it's unfortunate to have the word 'mud' in a wine name - though New Zealand's Mud House winery has been kicking some major goals on the wine show circuit of late. There's a bitterness to this wine that will put some folks off. It's otherwise pretty good. It tastes of dark cherries and autumn leaves, leather and orange peel. Perfume and power. Not bad.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
89
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Nothing muddy here, just bright, brambly fragrance, and ripe cherries, dark toasted spices and plenty of aromatic complexity on offer. The palate's rich and ripe, really big on bright fruit flavours and strong tannin stride, sweet dark cherry finish. Great balance.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is clean, with some attractively savoury edges to light to moderately intense plum fruit on the bouquet. The palate creeps up on you, its intensity and length building as you retaste it. Plum and forest flavours intermingle with excellent oak and tannin handling. Subtlety, not power, is the exercise.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94

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