Leah Pinot Noir – 2011

Region: New Zealand


Estate grown grapes from organic and biodynamic vineyards are handpicked and transformed into artisan wines through gentle, traditional winemaking – wine of passion, grace and spirit. Acknowledging Seresin’s ongoing commitment to sound environmental practices as a winegrower, Seresin won the Marlborough District Council’s 2009 Marlborough Environment Award.


89 Points

Pale-medium red. Darker in its berry fruit character on the nose than the Home pinot, with a note of pungent minerality adding nuance. Rather youthfully clenched on the palate, with bright fruit complicated by a saline quality. Finishes with slightly edgy tannins that will require patience. A bit rough in the early going but I would not be surprised if this classically built pinot merited a 90+ rating a few years down the road.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Review, September, 2014