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92 points for our 2009 PINOT NOIR Marion's Vineyard
and 5 stars for our 2008 Syrah
from Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas
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Cameron Douglas is New Zealand's first and only Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers worldwide, and the South Pacific Director for the Global Guild of Sommeliers. He also is a wine writer, commentator and reviews all kind of beverages which includes judging at Wine Award Shows. Recently he enjoyed being Head Judge at China Sommelier of the Year in Shanghai.

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Cameron‘s full review on our wines:

2009 PINOT NOIR Marion‘s Vineyard

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Nose: Reminds me of a village Burgundy from Cote de Nuit. There is a dry herb, oak and soil bouquet then light red fruits, medium plus complexity that builds – an attention seeking bouquet.

 

Palate: The balance is just right - with a great harmony between the oak, soil and fruit components, enhanced by fine and integrating oak tannins. While the wine will continue to age well for another two or more years it is drinking well now. Medium+ complexity, medium acidity, medium+ fine fruit tannins (as well) and a medium++ finish a lovely example with a long fine finish.

 

2008 Syrah

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Nose: Leather, mushroom, black and red fruits and spices bouquet; a gentle yet obvious sweet vanillin oak; moderate complexity.

 

Palate: Delivers a lot more than the nose suggests: a balanced and full-bodied package of complex flavours and textures. This is how I like Schubert wines. Tempered high tannins with a chewy edge, medium acidity and leather laden fruit flavours. By the glass with cheese please! A remarkably tasty wine - very well made.