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Odyssey Reserve Iliad Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 - New Release
4.5 stars – Michael Cooper
The 2014 vintage is an impressive debut. Certified organic, it was estate-grown in the Brancott Valley, hand-picked and matured in French oak casks (27 percent new). A powerful, sweet-fruited and generous wine, it has deep, youthful plum and spice flavours, good complexity and a finely textured, lasting finish. Already delicious, it should be at its best 2017+.SHOP ONLINE
A Note On What Is To Come… 2016 Vintage
The weather has been kind to us in Marlborough with only the odd bit of rain meaning we have been able to pick when the flavours have been right!
Our Vanuatian picking crew have worked like legends, long hours and hot days but it’s nearly home time for them- bai bai and thanks a million for all your hard work!
With intense blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry notes in the Vintage Pinot Noir’s, we cannot wait to see the finished wines, but we must wait for 2-3 weeks more before the wild yeasts have done their thing.
The Sauvignon Blanc was harvested this past Wednesday with a fabulous analysis, beautifully balanced juice, so not much to do in the winery with this one, its pure, just the way we like it!
As for the Pinot Gris, the grapes were rose pink at harvest while most of that colour drops away during the ferment, it has lots of sweetness and floral, honey and rose petal type flavours. Plus it looks very pretty bubbling away in the tank!
Gisborne as it sometimes does took the brunt of some rain before Easter further reducing an already small crop.
The flavours in Gisborne are as fabulous as ever, the 2016 vintage is looking amazing!
To celebrate such a successful harvest, we are offering customers 20% off their order, so jump online and stock up on wine from our store now!
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Odyssey Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015