Saturday, August 29, 2009
Last night we opened a Martinborough Vineyards Marie Zelie 2003 Pinot Noir. At $180 a bottle we were sort of expecting something pretty good and I’m pleased to say that we weren’t disappointed.
This is a serious wine. It has a deep ruby colour and is comparatively dark for a Pinot Noir. The bouquet was lovely – typically Pinot with nice floral tones. The palate was silky smooth but with rich Pinot fruit flavours (cherry and plum).
At first taste we thought that it is ready to drink now as it was so approachable but as the wine aired and warmed it showed its power and suggests that it will last for many years yet.