Tuesday, 2 April 2013


Johanneshof Cellars Mayburn SV Reserve Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough 13.5%
A: Developing - Burgundy
N: An integrated bouquet reflecting its appearance; nuances of dried cherry, a savoury complexity, oak and barnyard subtleties (much like some Burgundies). Expecting one thing and getting another – this is a surprise  - a nice one. Moderate+ complexity – read on.

P: A Pinot Noir for connoisseurs – there is complexity, subtlety, flavours and textures taking the taster on a journey not so much of discovery but satisfaction. Moderate tannins – fine and almost integrated; a mix of cherry and oak spice flavours. Balanced and drinking well.
Some oxidation noted at the end of the third taste. Very nice wine.
4 Stars

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