2015 Cognizant Pinot Noir Marlborough (Te Whare Ra) (Previously $20) SKU #1274007

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Tasting Notes

2015 Cognizant Pinot is made specifically for us at K&L by one of the top producers in NZ - Te Whare Ra (TWR). This is the second release of Cognizant Pinot Noir after the last one sold out in a hurry after TWR's Pinot was rated the highest in NZ by Decanter Magazine. This is a beautifully fresh, fragrant, pure fruited, silky Pinot Noir. The fruit comes from TWR's home block in Renwick and a neighboring hillside block called "Rawiri Vineyard". Only 112 cases of the stunning little Pinot were made. Floral, lifted, exotic spice notes dominate the explosive nose. Juicy, ripe berries, some darker edges, very soft and luscious on the palate but without any "heaviness". This is such a great quaffing wine; very versatile with a wide array of foods. This is an exceptional value in Pinot Noir. Ryan Woodhouse (K&L NZ Wine Buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    11/1/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    'Why can't we all just get along?' Well, it's nice to see this hopeful thought works somewhere in the world. Take for instance, wine, where for several seasons now our resident Kiwi guru Ryan Woodhouse has collaborated with the fine folks at Te Whare Ra in Marlborough to create superbly crafted, small production bottlings from select fruit. Their achievement is your gain, as this modestly-priced Pinot Noir possesses varietally pure aromatic elements, evocative of wild berries, black plums and cherries, with a savory, mid-weight mouthfeel and excellent delineation on the smooth finish. Coming in at only 13.5% ABV, it would make an excellent, well-balanced red for Thanksgiving dinner and throughout the holidays.
    Top Value!
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    10/12/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Basically declassified TWR (Te Whare Ra) showing bright black cherry and dark plum fruit, anise, pepper and other spices and a full, layered mouth-feel. This is an amazing deal in a Pinot of depth, complexity and weight.
  • Jacques Moreira
    By: Jacques Moreira
    10/3/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    It is light in color and very aromatic, almost perfumed; a very pretty wine. Cola, cherry, plums on the palate. Medium body. I would serve it with a very light chill with spicy foods or even richer fish.

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