Wine Review – Fox by John Belsham 2014 Pinot Noir

Fox by John Belsham 2014 Pinot Noir Wine Bottle

A very good example of a classic Pinot Noir…

Name: Fox by John Belsham 2014 Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2014

Producer: Foxes Island Wines

Region/Country: Marlborough, New Zealand

Grape Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: End of the bin at the LCBO

Cost: $27.95

Bottle Presentation: Simple, clean label, with a subtle texture

Appearance: Pale ruby, verging on garnet

Nose: Medium, with strawberry, raspberry, floral, and mint notes. A tinge of cinnamon also emerged.

Taste: Dry, with a light body and medium-high acidity. On the palate, we had sour cherries, leather, garrigue, cloves, and earth.

Finish: A clean, long, and sour finish

Overall Impression: A very good example of a classic Pinot Noir from the Marlborough region in New Zealand. We particularly appreciated the balance, as well as the long, sour cherry finish. Would definitely purchase another bottle or two. This wine would pair well with a range of dishes and, as suggested on the label, it paired beautifully with dark chocolate.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 89/100

Value: 2.5/5

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