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2019 SV5182 Pinot Noir


72 in stock

All winemakers go a bit nuts about Pinot Noir because it is challenging to grow and make and very unforgiving of mistakes.  We love the flavour spectrum of Marlborough Pinot Noir from red fruits to black and from complex savoury notes to spice and back again. It has an ability to give us vibrant fruit on the palate combined with ripe supple, silky tannins and great structure and length.

This SV5182 Pinot Noir is a special selection of the best parcels from the eight different clones currently producing on our home vineyard. Year after year, as the vines mature, we are seeing an increasing depth and complexity in the wines and we have chosen to showcase that with our SV Pinot Noir.  This is our fifth release of a Pinot Noir under this SV5182 label designation. We feel that this release showcases the best expression of our site here at Te Whare Ra, and the stellar quality of the 2019 vintage for Pinot Noir in Marlborough. Production of only 70 cases.

Tasting Notes

This Pinot Noir exhibits a gorgeous perfumed fragrance of ripe raspberry, and florals with hints of mocha, violets, spice and some complex savoury undertones. The finely textured, silky tannins combine with vibrant flavours of ripe strawberries and omega plums. The palate carries onto more savoury and complex flavours and finishes with a lingering persistence of fruit, fine tannin and well integrated oak. Bottled un-fined and with minimal filtration

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Sam Kim – 97 Points 5 Stars
The bouquet is enticing and captivating, showing sweet berry, warm spice and delicate floral aromas with a hint of dried shiitake. The concentrated palate delivers outstanding weight and plush texture, wonderfully complemented by succulent fruit flavours and savoury nuances. Tannins are fine and silky, beautifully framing this immensely complex pinot. At its best: now to 2034

Cameron Douglas – 95 Points Outstanding
Complex and youthful, taut and dry, a wine of texture as much as it is of fruit, I feel this is a voice of place as much as it is style that Anna and Jason like to showcase. The fruit handling with a core of freshness and fine savoury seams not only add complexity, they speak to the slightly wild side of Marlborough as a place to grow fruit. An abundance of polished tannins and backbone of acidity, the core of fruit flavours soak up all. Oak sits well just enough in the background not to standout adding texture and complexity. A delicious wine best enjoyed from mid to late 2024 through 2034.

Stephen Wong MW – 94 Points 
Complex and brooding in the dark fruit, violet, spice and coffee spectrum. Reticent and shy on the nose with only hints of the concentrated fruit expressing itself presently, but there is depth and density underneath. The palate is lithe, mid-weight and firm with early, structured tannins and spicy purple fruit which fills the mouth. Very fine, powdery tannins coat the mouth as the mid-weight blackcurrant and blackberry flavours outpace them towards the back-palate where they turn towards the earthy and woody. Drink 2026 – 2036

Rebecca Gibb MW Vinous – 91 Points
The 2019 Pinot Noir Single Vineyard 5182 is the current vintage, thanks to the winery holding back its reds to be ready to drink upon release. It has shaken off it’s primary fruit and is heading into something a little more broody, complex and savory with a sense of mellow richness. The 2019 is lightly spiced and savory.

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