I am excited to say that this wine, Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Noir 2010, was the focal point of a group tasting and as a result, though the findings are mostly mine, we do have the benefit of getting feedback from a group of casual wine drinkers, which only enables us to provide a hint of how this wine will perform in a social setting.
On colour, the Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Noir 2010 holds a ruby red hue. On the nose, scents of red berries, spice and mineral notes are present. On the palate, you’ll grasp tastes of that abundant red berry, herbaceousness, refined tannic structure, and a medium to long finish.
All in all, this was a palatable and pleasant wine, and though quite different from the Pinot Noirs we’ve boasted about from Central Otago, it was still quite complimentary to our charcuterie board. It’s boisterous presence makes it a strong Pinot Noir from this region.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $21.95
We gave this wine a score of 3 out of 5