Wine Advocate 90 points - Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 Pinot Noir possesses a nose of mulberries, black raspberries and kirsch accented by underlying hints of cardamom, forest floor and moss. Medium to full-bodied, it has a good concentration of red and blackberry flavors with a pleasant earthy edge and is framed by medium level, grainy tannins and vibrant acid through the finish with good length. Drink it now to 2017+. (Oct 2013)
Pinot Noir is the single red varietal of Cloudy Bay and is ideally suited to the climate and soils of this remote southern wine region. An intensely varietal palate reveals layers of dark red fruits, savoury dried herbs, charry oak and silky tannins.
|Cloudy Bay was founded in 1985 as one of the first five wineries in Marlborough, NZ. Synonymous with the world’s finest Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay has a reputation for winemaking excellence and has paved the way for the success of New Zealand wines. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.