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2004 Staete Landt Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Winery: Staete Landt

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $23

Cases produced: 1,600

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: March 17, 2007

Wine Review: I’ve tried a lot of New Zealand Pinot Noir lately looking for a winner. This Staete Landt qualifies for a top 10 finish if not top 5. The bouquet of this wine is floral and just lovely. On the palate, the wine is terrifically balanced and has wonderful flavors. This very smooth wine will match well with many foods. The finish is dry and quite prolonged. This wine is very well done. Bravo! Staete Landt is just coming to the US, so you will have to work a little to find it, but I can assure you it will be worth it. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels and 75% older French oak barrels. This has produced a subtle, well structured wine with ripe fruit tannins. This pinot noir has aromas of ripe black cherries and violets with a lovely earthy complexity. A full bodied elegant wine with great complexity and a lingering finish. This wine will repay cellaring for three to five years.

Organic status: not organic

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