The Better Half Pinot Noir 2021

Tasting Notes

Perfumed and inviting with aromas of fragrant blackberries, cherries and plums along with subtle oaky spice.

Plush and perfumed with flavours of ripe cherries, boysenberries and plums along with savoury notes and spicy oak. The palate is smooth and silky with, fine tannins and a long juicy finish.

Winery: The Better Half
Varietal: Pinot Noir
SKU: THEBETPIN2021 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
The Better Half Pinot Noir 2021



92 pts Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier
Plush, fruity and dry on the palate with moderately firm tannins and plenty of acidity setting a decent foundation for core fruit flavours.

92 pts Sam Kim Wine Orbit
The palate delivers excellent weight and fine texture splendidly complemented by juicy fruit intensity and silky mouthfeel, finishing long and delectable.

89 pts James Suckling Sept 2022
A pretty nose of red cherries, strawberries and rosemary. Medium-bodied with integrated tannins. Fruity and easy-going on the palate with simple red fruit coming through. Drink now. Screw cap.

Winemaker Notes

The 2021 harvest gave us small bunches of beautiful clean grapes and wines of beautiful flavour, concentration and weight. This Pinot Noir has been made from fruit grown in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys where the north-west facing slopes and clay-based soils provide
great conditions for growing Pinot Noir.

Marlborough’s cool spring, and sunny, dry summer in 2021 provided perfect conditions for growing grapes and produced small bunches of intensely flavoured fruit.

For Pinot Noir, the tiny berries made for a penetrating and delicious wine. The ripe red berry flavours and perfumed floral notes came together nicely as the wine rested in the winery. The finished wine is now available and George is quietly pleased with the resulting drop.

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