2012 Giesen Pinot Noir Ridge Block Single Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Marlborough
Drink between 2020 - 2028 (Edit)
CT91 5 reviews
Label borrowed from 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • chatters wrote:

    October 9, 2016 - Pinotpalooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): cherries and berries, sweet spice but a little tart and tight on the plate. Meh.

  • tlm66 wrote: 90 points

    November 14, 2015 - Fuller bodied and quite tannic with just the slightest perfume nose. Definitely on the bigger side for Marlborough. At a tasting this was described as 'the party girl' Giesen Pinot and certainly fits that bill. I personally like this style and would also love to come back to this in a few years when a little tamer.

  • chatters wrote:

    October 8, 2015 - Six nations tasting (pyrmont wharf, sydney): very slight stalks over black fruit, slight liquorice, cedar…juicy, bit sour with drying tannins. Meh.

  • LindsayM Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 14, 2015 - This review is from Sam Kim of Wine Orbit
    And I could not say it better
    96 points
    It is beautifully fragrant on the nose displaying dark cherry, plum and game characters with nuances of cedary oak and mixed spice. The palate is concentrated and supple with outstanding mid palate weight and texture, leading to an extremely long attractive finish. Tannins are fine and in abundance, providing excellent structure to this flavoursome, engaging pinot.

  • wrote: 87 points

    February 23, 2015 - Horizons of Marlborough Winemaking (SITT 2015): A rather more serious nose than the Clayvin pinot noir. It has a richer feel than the Clayvin, with less polish and delicacy. Much juicier, riper feeling fruit on the palate. Then it becomes quite chunky with firmish tannins.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Giesen
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Ridge Block Single Vineyard
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Marlborough
  • Appellation Marlborough

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  • In Cellars 24 (83%)
  • Consumed 5 (17%)

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