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Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir

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Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
Enticingly perfumed blend of Awatere Valley and Southern Valleys grapes, matured for over a year in French oak barriques (26% per cent new). Vibrantly fruity and supple, with fresh, strong cherry, plum, spice dried herb and nut flavours, showing excellent concentration and complexity, and a finely textured, long finish.
May/June 2013
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Layered and complex wine with spicy and fragrant aromas and nicely lifted varietal palate with very fine tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This has all the style and hallmarks of the top rung of New Zealand pinot noir, very pure and focused and showing plenty of ripe dark fruit on the nose, some gentle undergrowth and spices too. The palate is impeccably crafted with fleshy ripe dark cherry flavour, and layers of tannin building in regimented form throughout, ascending through the finish with faultless style and grace. Superb.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
95
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
It's only been in recent years that Marlborough has firmly cemented its position among New Zealand's great Pinots - and not only with its boutique producers. Villa has transcended the red berry elegance of the region with this dark, brooding, black cherry and plum style. It's dense and structured and, at the same time, supple and fine.
95
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Well-made, ´bright as a button, fresh, tangy, dark purple pinot. Very moreish with its excellent concentration and balance of sweet, spicy, plum fruit flavours.
Winestate 20082009
Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The debut 2000 vintage is a dark, rich Marlborough red, crammed with sweet fruit. An intensely varietal and complex wine, mouthfilling, plump, spicy and soft, it's an exciting addition to the company's reserve range. The 2001 is another powerful red, warm and concentrated. Deeply coloured, it is sturdy, rich and supple, with lovely intensity of plummy, cherryish, spicy flavours and a firm foundation of tannin. A top candidate for cellaring.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The debut 2000 vintage is a dark, rich Marlborough red, crammed with sweet fruit. An intensely varietal and complex wine, mouthfilling, plump, spicy and soft, it's an exciting addition to the company's reserve range. The 2001 is another powerful red, warm and concentrated. Deeply coloured, it is sturdy, rich and supple, with lovely intensity of plummy, cherryish, spicy flavours and a firm foundation of tannin. A top candidate for cellaring.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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