Wine Notes and Accolades
Brodie Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2015
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Brodie Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2014 **** reviewed by Raymond Chan
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the im. The nose is full and rich with aromas of citrus and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with layers of savoury and spicy, nutty oak, creamy barrel-ferment elements and buttery, lemon-curd MLF nuances. Oak toastiness emerges in the glass. Medium-bodied and elegantly presented, rich citrus and stonefruit flavours are layered with nutty and creamy oak, with buttery MLF elements and toasty nuances. This has a soft-textured core and a harmoniously smooth-flowing mouthfeel. The textures are soft and fine and the acidity well-balanced, and the wine leads to a soft, lingering dry finish of cream, toast and citrus fruit. This is a rich, creamy textured, citrussy Chardonnay with distinctive toasty oak notes. Match with roast pork over the next 5+ years. Mendoza and clone 15 fruit from the 'Croft' vineyard, Pirinoa Road, barrel-fermented in seasoned barriques and one new 480 L puncheon to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months on lees with 4 months in barrel and partial MLF. 100 cases made. 18.0-/20 Sep 2015 RRP $30.00
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2011 Martinborough 93 5 NIck Stock Review
It's beautifully elegant and stylish, displaying red/black cherry, floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose. The palate is juicy and delicately flavoured with fine texture and polished tannins, finishing elegantly dry. The wine offers lovely ripe flavours within a sturdy frame, ensuring its graceful development. At its best: 2015 to 2022. $42.00. Oct 2013.
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2012 Martinborough 91-93 4.5 Sam Kim Review
Youthful, restrained and delicately perfumed on the nose displaying red/black cherry, floral and subtle savoury aromas. The palate is bright and juicy with lovely fruit intensity, backed by refreshing acidity and gently firm tannins. Wonderful structure and harmony. This is an elegant beauty destined to evolve to show greater richness and complexity. At its best: 2016 to 2022. Oct 2013.
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Raymond Chan review
Dark, deep, purple-red colour, youthful appearance. Elegant dark cherry fruit aromas show complexing fresh herbal interest and detail, the nose still tight and a little slender at present. A little on the cooler end of ripeness. Again, elegant on palate with red cherry fruit. The palate has a fine tannin line and the acidity is noticeable. The fruit grows with time in the glass to show richer and sweeter fruit, as well as balancing extract and substance. 5-6 years. Dijon clones, destemmed and soaked 5 days, 25-30% new oak. 17.5+/20
Nick Stock review
Attractive fragrances and floral aromas on the nose here. This has a leafy side too with violets, herbs and bracken, as well as purple cherries. The palate is supple and smooth, showing layered, ripe nutty tannins and boysenberries. Plenty of light, fleshy appeal. Drink now.
John Saker Wine reviews
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2013
Dark fascinating nose.. dark cherry, molasses… gorgeous palate… real harmony, and complexity… fine structure… finishes long. 18+
5 Stars 100 pts
5 96 - 100 Exceptional quality exhibiting highest level of concentration and complexity.
5 93 – 95 Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type.
4.5 89 - 92 Excellent quality showing high level of concentration and balance.
4 85 - 88 Very good quality displaying attractive flavours and good balance.
3.5 81 - 84 Good quality, easy drinking with straightforward flavours.
Review by Eleanor Ainge Roy in the Guardian
Taste the Wairarapa with a wine tour
While Wellington city offers plenty of excellent local wines, an all-inclusive wine tour (NZ$164) in the Wairarapa is a great excuse to get some fresh air and take in the rural scenery when you tire of cityscapes and bitumen.
The tour departs from central Wellington station at 9.30am, and chugs slowly north for an hour through the grey suburbs of Lower Hutt before disappearing into a tunnel beneath the Rimutaka mountain range and emerging on the other side to a stunning vista of vineyards and native bush.
The Wairapara vineyards are largely small and family run, making them casual and charming, and we stopped at four. Our day was spent sitting in lush gardens as the vineyard ownershosted us like old friends, and their dogs rested their heads in our laps. At Brodie Estate, our small crew of six went weak at the knees for the 2014 pinot noir.