Palliser Estate Pencarrow Pinot Noir 2008

This wine had a most unusual aroma: it bore a more than passing resemblance to the dust that flys off the broom when I sweep our garage.  With time in the glass, some herbs also became apparent.  The palate, remarkably, had a similar dry dust character.  I'm afraid I just didn't really like this wine, and have not to date tasted a pinot noir resembling it.  Maybe it was a bad bottle.  75 to 76 points.

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $15.90
Source: retail (Dan Murphy's)
Website: http://www.palliser.co.nz/
Martinborough
July 28, 2010
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Comments

Anonymous said…
It got 5 stars in a winstate blind tasting a few months ago....

I and the boys at Dan Murphys realled loved it...

lots of fruit, well made, sounds like it was a bad bot.
Fair enough: with such a polar opposite view, it does sound like a bad bottle is a possibility. I really remember this one as being unexpectedly dry and dusty. I'll try to re-taste in the next bit and check.

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