2013 Schubert Pinot Noir Block B

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • North Island
  • Wairarapa
Drink between 2018 - 2023 (Edit)
CT90.5 8 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • rwpalmer wrote: 88 points

    September 30, 2019 - Mature. Soft palate. Nose is sappy and lacking real depth. Not bad but could do with more freshness of fruit, acidity and tannin.

  • LindsayM wrote: 89 points

    February 22, 2019 - Popped and poured , good long cork wet to 1mm
    Colour , dense garnet ruby colour , mush darker than I was expecting , maybe 3 weeks on skins 14/15
    Nose med intensity savoury end of the spectrum wild berries, forest floor, cedar and array of spices and dried herbs , good complexity 27/30
    Palate med to full flavoured very masculine savoury style , flavours similar to the nose , lacks floral perfume , plenty of tannins med finish 40/44
    Overall in a word Brooding . this wine has seen a lot of oak and I think still needs to intergrate more , it will be interesting to try it again in a couple of years 8/11

  • denb Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 6, 2018 - Much improved since last taste. Drinking well now.

  • Goodjob! Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 30, 2017 - First smell reminded me a good Chianti Riserva because of the oak. Took 30 min to open. Very ripe, not burgundy at all. Paired well with grilled salmon. Drink well right now but could use a year or two to let the oak integrate more.

  • fc1910 wrote:

    March 9, 2017 - A short Afternoon with some New World-wines (Mövenpick retail store, Hamburg): A lot of herbs on the nose, silky texture showing a lot of aromas from the oak, smooth tannin but for me too concentrated, tasty cooked black fruit, coffee, mocha, 15,5% ABV, fat voluptuous body, lacking elegance, ending long, but this is a style of PN not made for me, (**-***?)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Schubert
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Block B
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region North Island
  • SubRegion Wairarapa
  • Appellation Wairarapa
  • UPC Codes 9421011181457, 9421011181600

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 86 (65%)
  • Consumed 46 (35%)

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