Misty Cove ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2021


90pts – Wine Spectator

“Green hints & fresh chive aromas give way to cherry & berry flavors that are accented by an appealing note of smoke. Spice, earth & tobacco details provide depth on the finish.” – Wine Spectator

The wine combines attractive fruit intensity with subtle savoury complexity, displaying dark cherry, plum, clove & nutmeg aromas with a hint of smoked meat. It is succulent & rounded on the palate, & delivers bright fruit flavours backed by polished tannins. Lovely harmony & length.

Misty Cove Estate Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes including lamb, beef, wild meats, stews, curries, pasta & mushrooms.

Or, just chill it slightly & enjoy it on its own!

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Misty Cove ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2021

The Misty Cove ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2021 is a delightful expression of New Zealand’s Marlborough region, known for its cool climate and ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir grapes. This wine showcases the characteristics of the varietal with finesse and elegance.

On the nose, the wine presents vibrant aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and cranberries, accompanied by subtle floral notes and a hint of earthiness. These inviting scents set the stage for what is to come.

As you take a sip, the wine reveals a medium-bodied palate with a silky-smooth texture. The flavors of red fruit continue to dominate, with juicy cherry and raspberry notes taking the forefront. There is a lovely freshness to the wine, with lively acidity that brings vibrancy and balance. Soft tannins add structure without being overpowering, allowing the fruit flavors to shine through.

The Misty Cove ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2021 is a youthful wine that displays youthful energy and liveliness. It has a well-defined and focused character, with a medium-length finish that leaves a lingering impression of red fruit and a touch of spice.

This Pinot Noir is highly versatile when it comes to food pairing. It pairs well with a range of dishes, including roasted poultry, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto, or even a cheese platter with soft, mild cheeses.

Overall, the Misty Cove ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2021 offers a true taste of Marlborough’s Pinot Noir prowess, with its vibrant fruit, balanced acidity, and approachable nature. It is a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth or further developed with a few years of cellaring to enhance its complexity.

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Weight 0.75 kg



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90 points – Wine Spectator USA 2017 ★★★★ – 86 points Sam Kim – Wine Orbit – Feb 2017

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