International Wine Challenge, 95 points
“Very floral nose with pretty texture of cranberry, cherry, earth. Lovely bitter edged plush. This has layers of flavours.” - Panel Chair: Joe Wadsack | Co-Chair: Tim Atkin MW
95 POINTS! You could easily pay $100 for a 95-pointer from California or France, but why? Marlborough, New Zealand, where the famed Marisco Vineyard is, grows some of the region's best, as reflected by the critical acclaim. We have 20 cases to sell, and that’s it!
Here is some info about the winery: "Brent Marris grew up on some of the very first vineyards in Marlborough, planted by his father. As a young winemaker, he was responsible for the development of two major New Zealand wine brands – Oyster Bay and Wither Hills. Tapping into this deep well of knowledge, Brent selected a number of outstanding local sites as base for a venture to create his own family legacy – Marisco Vineyards. Only five years after releasing its first wine, Marisco Vineyards was crowned New Zealand Winery of the Year at the 2011 International Wine & Spirits Challenge."
Complex, floral, and bursting with red fruits and blood orange, this is classic Kiwi pinot at its best and most expressive. Bright, yet rich, scrumptious, and quite long. Drinks WAY over its price...so get it while we have it!