It always pays to have a look on the back label of Majestic’s Definition range as it gives an indication as to its provenance. This gem has been made by St Clair, a Marborough estate owned by the Ibbotson family that makes some of the finest wines in the Marlborough, from their Gewurztraminer and Gruner Veltliner to their extensive range of Pinots. With this wine you are in safe hands.
It has all the hallmarks of pinot noir, one that fits into the more purer fruit realm. Its rich cherry, berry fruit is enriched with earthy, dark chocolate and mushroom and it has the velvety tannins that you should expect from good pinot. The fruit is expressive and bright and the cinnamon oak adds a tantalizing spicy quality to the evenly balanced and lingering finish. A good wine to enjoy with or without food.
Producer: Majestic Exclusive
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Main Grape: Pinot Noir
Style: Dry red
Date tasted: November 2017
Food required: no
Where purchased: £15.99 from Majestic