Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007

We liked the Oyster Bay Chardonnay, but it seems the Pinot doesn't quite match it. Anyone had the Sauv Blanc?

--- Iron Chef's Review---

Region: New Zealand, Marlborough
Nose: Strawberries and Raspberries- fresh fruit smell. Some herbal notes mixed with vanilla. Whiff of dry stones. Very fragrant.
Taste: More Raspberries or cranberry than strawberries with some pepper. Nice crisp grape-skin tartness. Tastes of pitted fruits. Some oak on the finish but very light. Elegant and supple.
Overall a very solid wine that is more refined and elegant than bombastic and loud. Enjoyed it but thought the price was pushing the boundaries. Also LCBO at 26% cheaper.

Price: $26.99
Value: 2.5/5
Score: 89
Alcohol: 13.5%
UPC: 9415549809679


  1. I've had the '07 sauvignon blanc. It's about $18 at the LCBO. I found it to be too crisp and bone dry, but solid wine overall - 87points. Not in the class of Kim Crawford to my palate.

  2. Your review of the pinot is enticing. It gets a wide array of reviews at I would be a little tempted to try it, though the price is pushing it.

  3. Where are you guys buying your Oyster Bay. I picked up a bottle of the pinot for about $14. Definitely worth the price.

  4. Peter of comment 1 & 2August 17, 2009 at 9:13 PM

    There are 2 Peter's. Peter finding the $14 pinot is not Canadian I assume?