The 2008 Foxes Island Pinot Noir comes from the Awatere sub-region of Marlborough, known for having the best terroir for Pinot Noir in Marlborough. This wine is medium-bodied, with fruit ranging from strawberry to black cherry. It would have been a fruity wine in its youth, but has now developed some secondary characteristics such as mushroom characters. The tannins are fine and the finish is solid. This is quite an attractive wine. It is not super intense, but more of the easy drinking style.