Dog Point Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
SKU: 3212

Dog Point Pinot Noir 2018

  • v91
  • ws89

750ml
$47.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region New Zealand, Marlborough
Brand Dog Point
Alcohol/vol 13%
A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. The fruit is supported by bright florals of rose and violets with crunchy red berry fruit and dried herb notes. The palate is succulent with alluring red cherry, brown spices and silky fine boned tannins. This wine has all the makings of a long lived Marlborough pinot noir and matches perfectly with duck, red meats (particularly venison and lamb), and mushroom dishes.
Vinous
  • v91

An understated Pinot Noir that is self-assured on the midpalate. It has a lovely sense of sinew, providing a chalky tension through the midweight core, which is emphasized further by the streak of cool-climate acidity. This isn't fruit-forward; it's a more savory expression, with high violet notes providing the top line of the score and subtle herb and cedar notes (30% new French oak) bringing up the base. Already starting to drink well, this has the structure to evolve from now to the mid-term.

March 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

Intense, with an earthy forest floor note along with a whiff of campfire smoke, showing black cherry, red licorice and cedar notes on the muscular finish. Drink now. 3,500 cases made, 600 cases imported.

2020