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Equinox Waipara Hills Pinot Noir 2012


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING Pinor Noir at a very good price.

Winery/Producer: Waipara Hills Wine Estate; Waipara, New Zealand.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Waipara Valley, New Zealand.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $24.99 (NZ) about $18.50 (US) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Glengarry Wines, City Store; Auckland, New Zealand.

Paired With: Roast rack of pork with spiced apple puree, savoy cabbage, cauliflower, caper with tomato a la grette ad cocotte potatoes.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened at dinner. Clear, ruby red color. Quite strong barnyard, wet wood and dark fruit aromas. Nice rich smooth fruit taste and a long dry okay finish. WOW our first bottle of New Zealand Pinot Noir and it’s OUTSTANDING!!! Absolutely delicious…fruity, spicy and lively. The best bouquet we have experienced in a long time, wonderful flavors and complexity and a finish to die for!!! Marvelous drinking alone before dinner and a MEMORABLE wind and pairing with the pork. An OUTSTANDING Pinor Noir at a very good price.

    She said: Vicky’s comments were deleted from her phone by mistake.

    Comments: Purchased in an Auckland, New Zealand wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 13.0%

Bar code: 9 419257 201145

Imported by: NA