Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016

This Marlborough Pinot Noir, when young, tends towards the red fruit spectrum, with notes of cherry and wild strawberry, framed by elegant tannins and a fine freshness. As the wine ages, it becomes more complex, showing soft spice. Fine, silky tannins and juicy freshness provide an elegant structure, with complexity coming from subtle oak. Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir has a cellaring potential of 20 years.

Suggested Retail Price: $40 (750ml)
James Suckling: 93 Points
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Tasting Notes

Appealingly aromatic, the 2016 Pinot Noir reveals notes of Morello cherry, bramble and dark chocolate. With time in the glass, the wine unfurls to reveal layers of delicate florals and soft spice cupboard characters, melding with a concentrated core of doris plum fruit. Fine, silky tannins and juicy acidity provide an elegant structure, with complexity coming from gentle oak and woodsmoke characters.

Why is this the perfect Fall gift?

A bold New Zealand wine that offers a modern approach to Pinot Noir, this exceptional wine is certain to spark conversation around the dinner table.

Who should this be gifted to?

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016 is the ultimate gift for explorers and adventurers who are looking to expand on their wine selections.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with earthy and hearty dishes such as roasted venison or duck-leg confit, which match the wine’s elegant structure and complexity.