Had a glass: 2008 Delta Pinot Noir

Source: http://www.deltawines.co.nz

Where: Bin 941
Price: $11/glass; $55/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 83% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: Decent value (low markup), but not the most drinkable Pinot Noir. Really needs some fatty meat (lamb) to balance the high acidity.

Vintage: 2008
Producer: Delta Wine Company
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: New Zealand
Sub-region: Marlborough
ABV: 13%
Price: $30 (MW), $32 (EW)

He says: I was far from blown-away by this Pinot. Another less than stellar entry from Marlborough. Failed to shine against Bin 941′s duck dish; more suited to the fatty lamb confit.

She says: the search continues for a Marlborough Pinot Noir that excites me.  It is a step up from the Villa Maria but also a step up in price.  The lamb on the other hand was delicious and the wine actually improved beside it.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med+ ruby colour
Smells like: Youthful, Med intensity, rich red fruits, sweet spice, leaning to black cherry
Tastes like: High acidity, med body, low tannins, med- alcohol, med intensity, unripe red fruit, sour cherry, med- length
Summary: Good, At peak drink soon

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