RECENT FEATURES




The Hunting Lodge 2018 Marlborough Pinot Gris and ‘Home Block’ Sauvignon Blanc
Fernhook Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Haha 2018 Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris and Merlot
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews Recommences Service
Raymond in Hospital
Villa Maria ‘Seddon’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
Paddy Borthwick 2018 Rosé, Riesling, Pinot Gris and ‘Falloon’ Pinot Noir
The Luminary and Pencarrow 2018 Pinot Gris
Theory & Practice 2018 Rosé and Pinot Gris, and Craft Farm 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and 2016 Syrah
Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
Hancock & Sons 2018 ‘Lillies’ Rosé and Chardonnay
Mondillo 2016 Pinot Noir and 2018 ‘Nina’ Late Harvest Riesling
Neck of the Woods Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
Mud House 2018 Central Otago, 2017 ‘The Narrows’ and 2016 ‘Claim 431’ Pinot Noirs
Italian Selection from Macvine International
Gladstone Vineyard and 12,000 Miles 2018 Releases and 2016 ‘Sophie’s Choice’
Moy Hall Martinborough Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir Releases
Summerhouse ‘Monarch’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Haha Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018
Framingham 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Classic Riesling, 2018 Select and Noble Rieslings, and 2017 Pinot Noir
Rojo ‘Gran Rojo’ Tempranillo Rosado 2017
The Hunting Lodge 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino, and 2018 White Mischief
Forrest 2017 and 2016 Gruner Veltliner, 2014 Chardonnay, and John Forrest ‘Collection’ Pinot Noir 2013
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews




SOHO ‘Pink Sheep’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

03 September,2018

Last year, Rachael Carter introduced to her SOHO Wine Co. range the ‘Pink Sheep; Rosé 2017, in awareness of mental health, with a portion of the proceeds of sales going to mental health charities. The wine was labelled with the name that troubled, flamboyant fashion designer Alexander McQueen gave to himself as he struggled through depression, before taking his life at the age of 43. I rated the wine 5-stars, indicating the respect and level of quality for this project. (Click here to see my review.)

Rachael has extended the ‘Pink Sheep’ range to broaden the company’s stance of ‘giving back to the community’. In addition to the ‘Pink Sheep’ Rosé donating funds to ‘I Am Life’ mental health charity, there is a ‘Pink Sheep’ Sauvignon Blanc donating to ‘Blind Foundation Guide Dogs’ and a ‘Pink Sheep’ Pinot Noir for ‘Variety The Children’s Charity’. With each of the wines, 50 cents per bottle ($6.00 per case) is being donated. Here, I review the ‘Pink Sheep’ Pinot Noir 2017. www.sohowineco.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW



SOHO ‘Pink Sheep’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough

17.5-/20

Moderately deep red colour with lighter garnet hues on the edge. The nose has good depth and a rounded core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit harmoniously interwoven with dark herbs and some stalk perfumes which add detail. Medium-bodied, the palate is sweet, luscious and juicy with fruit flavours od cherries and savoury strawberries entwined with dark herbs, and a little spicy, nutty and smoky oak. The fruit forms a rounded core with depth and presence, and is supported by smooth, supple tannins and integrated acidity. The wine flows easily and near-seamlessly to a light, nuanced finish. This is a smooth and rounded, supple Pinot Noir with luscious fruit flavours intermingling with soft notes of herbs and oak. Match with tuna and salmon, poultry and pork over the next 2-3 years. Pinot Noir fruit from the Wairau and Awatere valleys, fermented to 13.0% alc., all of the wine given French oak contact, 50% in barrels for 10 months, 10% new. Winemaker: Dave Clouston. 17.5-/20 Sep 2018 RRP $26.00

Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny