2010 CANTERBURY Pinot Noir The Crater Rim
|Grapes: Pinot Noir
||Origin: New Zealand, South Island
Lea & Sandeman review
Back in stock after a momentary hiatus. From now on the Crater Rim 'Canterbury' Pinot is sourced from basalt soils on the peninsula formed by one side of the 'crater rim' itself of the huge volcano in Waipara. A slightly broader, denser style than the 2009, it is full and long on the finish.
Other reviews and comments
The cheapest of the three Crater Rim Pinot Noirs from different regions of the South Island. Fruity aromas of plum, cherry and apricot with touches of bergamot, fresh herbs, sweet earth and truffle. The palate is soft, supple and polished. A tad oaky perhaps, but good value for Pinot Noir of this quality.
From grapes grown on Waipara’s volcanic soils, as the name suggests, this is a very decent pinot from a cool part of New Zealand’s South Island. Pure, ripe red berry fruit, good acidity and supple tannins: better than just about any red Burgundy at this price.
Fragrant, supple and pure, with plum and cherry fruit, sweet earth and aromatic herb flavours. The cheapest of The Crater Rim’s three pinot noirs from different regions of the South Island and very good value. 14% abv.
Or, if you're a fan of lighter, fruity reds, try The Crater Rim 2010 Pinot Noir, from the cool-climate Canterbury region of New Zealand, which is as good a pinot noir as I've tasted for the price. It has lovely, pure fruit (I might have mentioned red berries), but isn't excessively jammy. A dead ringer for seared tuna or duck.
Fiona Beckett, The Guardian
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