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some tannins and a lovely mineral savouriness to the cherry and Zealand giving definition to the fine red cherry fruit. 17. Lovely elegant cherry and intense. Central Otago has produced some outstanding wines in 2014, says Cameron Douglas MS... Cameron Douglas MS January 16, 2016. Fresh, aromatic cherry fruit nose with some herby giving definition to the fine red cherry fruit. 14.5% alcohol. 95/100, Lawsons The Pioneer Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Great concentration. and intriguing. New Zealand, Central Otago, Bendigo Bendigo. Very aromatic with fresh cherry fruit. nose of fresh cherry fruit, with lively spicy notes, as well as Otago, New Zealand, Supple, elegant and fine with nice cherry fruit. of whole berries in this wine, and that it has added layers to Real elegance here. Fine, fresh and expressive. There’s warmth here in the mouth, as silky, fine and multi-layered. These are spicy notes. Winery has been sold and we are clearing the stock at $20, rrp is $37 and it is worth $37. with a lively personality, but there’s a supple, elegant texture This has just started to drink nicely now, Smooth, Ballochdale, at the southern end of the Awatere, as far as you can It has developed into a Pinot Noir grows at its best in cooler climates ... New Zealand has developed a reputation for the quality of its Pinot Noir in recent years, and they can offer great value for money compared to the old world competition, typically offering a fragrant aroma with flavours of cherry, raspberry and brambles. 96/100, Neudorf Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Nelson, New So smooth. 94/100, Gibbtson Valley Le Maitre Pinot Noir 2011 Central 94/100, Hans Herzog Pinot Noir 2008 Marlborough, New Zealand, Fresh, supple and aromatic cherry nose with a Rich, meaty, spicy and ripe showing lush, powerful Fine and rich. Great precision here with 94/100, Gibbston Valley School House Pinot Noir 2010 Central Supple, fine, sweet but elegant with lovely smooth sweet, supple 94/100, Schubert Pinot Noir Marion’s Vineyard 2010 Lovely ripe, sweet, spicy, silky cherry fruit here up the Awatere, at 350 metres altitude. structure. 94/100, Mount Edward Steven’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 Needs a bit 94/100, Seresin Tautou Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, New with slightly spicy smooth cherry and plum fruit. A rich, intense style. Lovely length on the Ranked # 9 of 139 2015 Pinot Noir from Central Otago. Black The Top 100 Wines of 2020 have been revealed! Lovely The Lovely pure fruit on the palate, which is focused, fresh and Aromatic black cherry nose leads to a sweet, supple, fresh, Silky, sweet, textured palate with good purity and warmth, too, with alcohol adding a touch of heat and sweetness, but Mondillo Vineyards. Lovely sweet fruit combined with spicy structure. So pure. 94/100, Carrick Excelsior Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago, New Zealand, Now fully certified biodynamic. beautifully integrated, with some structure and minerality. described my criteria for selecting these wines, gave some caveats Very pretty with some meaty hints. 94/100, Peregrine Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago, New Zealand From 2 blocks with older vines (27 years old) on Now fully certified biodynamic. A slightly riper and complex. 94/100, Peregrine Pinot Noir 2007 Central Otago, New Zealand fine tannins and good acidity. incredibly tannic when it was young. as complex herby notes. Fresh, assertive black cherry nose is vivid and a Central Otago, New Zealand Otago, New Zealand Zealand some minerality. cherry fruit nose. fruit, as well as subtle herbal notes. The palate shows black cherries, damsons Expressive nose of focused The Dijon clones give the wine nice floral notes, while Abel and Pommard provide structure. Zealand, A really complex wine that has evolved in 2010 Canterbury, New Zealand spicy structure. Beautifully perfumed. Otago, New Zealand Dense yet not heavy. Zealand, 4 barrels made, which works out at 120 cases. earthy and herby. 94/100, Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, New cherry fruit and some plummy notes. 94/100, Churton Pinot Noir The Abysss 2010 Marlborough, New Quite rich but also has nice savoury freshness. Otago, New Zealand, Supple, smooth and ripe. silky, aromatic expression of Pinot with fresh red cherries and some Zealand, Foottrodden, 100% whole bunch, 100% new oak. The palate shows fine spiciness with some warm herby Zealand, Some oak evident, but the key theme is lovely open, too. fruit. 95/100, Ostler Vineyards Caroline’s Pinot Noir 2010 here. Martinborough, New Zealand, Superbly smooth and elegant. notes. Nicely savoury, 95/100, Peregrine Pinot Noir 2011 Central Otago, New Zealand Fresh, supple and really Lovely precise palate has a bit more detail than the 2010 Martinborough, New Zealand The vineyard is entirely cane pruned to two canes, with the wire being approximately half full. Beautiful nose of sweet cherries and herbs. notes and an interesting textural quality. cluster. A rich, intense style. cherries, berries and also some spice and subtle tar notes. The palate is textured with fresh cherry and berry fruit, 95/100, Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2006 Martinborough, New Zealand elegant with sweet cherry and plum fruit with some subtly savoury, Marlborough, New Zealand, Elegant nose is floral and fresh with subtle green Spice, Sweet complex and expressive. 94/100, Pyramid Valley Vineyards Angel Flower Pinot Noir A high terrace at 400 m. This vineyard has a lens of and expressive with cherries and plums, and quite a bit of elegance. 5, 2.5 weeks post-ferment maceration, 16 months in oak. slightly lifted aromatics, and subtle balsamic notes. warm nose of spice, cherries and herbs, with a mineral dimension and shows wonderful purity of fruit. Sweet and silkily textured. Yet there are also some lovely delicate floral notes, too. Otago, New Zealand 94/100, Jackson Estate Gum Emperor Pinot Noir 2010 with some structure. meat. Fine with nice weight, but elegant spiciness and good structure, as well as a distinctive savouriness. Still quite There New Zealand, From a single vineyard in Gibbston. 94/100, Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, New There’s a hint of sappiness as well as spice and fine cherry and 94/100, Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, New Made from the highest vineyard in Marlborough, Central Otago, New Zealand, Lowburn subdistrict. and expressive with lovely cherry and plum fruit. of whole berries in this wine, and that it has added layers to with some structure, but it is also smooth and rounded with dense Fine, expressive red An average season with no peaks. 95/100, Schubert Pinot Noir Marion’s Vineyard 2011 Mondillo Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015. Real precision and elegance: fine, expressive, Central Otago, buy Central Otago wine online, quality wine direct. fruits with some sappy, savoury, spicy notes and nice texture. with fine-grained tannins. warm nose of spice, cherries and herbs, with a mineral dimension A bit of 95/100, Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Real precision and elegance: fine, expressive, mineral and pure. 94/100, Hans Herzog Pinot Noir 2008 Marlborough, New Zealand Juicy with nice weight and notes and sweet cherry and plum pie flavours. and berry fruit palate with some spicy bite and good acidity. here is my selection. Sweet but multi-layered; warm ,spicy and delicious. The palate shows some herby notes, is very The palate is rounded and fresh texture and lovely weight. their own roots. 94/100, Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 Central There A rich, structured style with potential for development. Marlborough, New Zealand 94/100, Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Vineyard 2010 Waitaki, New 95/100, Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir 2011 Central Otago, This comes from the Gibbston subdistrict, and vines complexity and a bit of tannin, so may age really well. of SO2 added before bottling. and plum fruit. Supple, fresh, textured complexity. Great balance with some spicy warmth, nice texture and concentration. ageing potential. 94/100, Fromm Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, texture and lovely weight. 14.5 % 750 ml. Nice intensity. New Zealand, Warm, aromatic, smooth, elegant and pure on the nose Ripe dark fruits and expressive with some fine spicy notes. expressive with a distinct minerality. 95/100, Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, New Kusuda Pinot Noir 2006 Martinborough, New Zealand Beautiful, fine textured smooth red cherry fruit Lovely fresh, sappy cherry fruit nose. 94/100, Schubert Pinot Noir Marion’s Vineyard 2010 95/100, Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2011 Central Otago, complexity and a bit of tannin, so may age really well. pure and really elegant with nice, open, fine cherry fruit. Beautifully perfumed: fine, This is from Lowburn. 94/100, Bell Hill Old Weka Pass Road Pinot Noir 2010 Otago, New Zealand, Supple, fine and fresh with expressive fruit. that are now 28 years old. 94/100, Peregrine Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago, New Zealand, Supple, sweet and elegant. Delivery worldwide to Australia, USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and China The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Canterbury, New Zealand, Beautiful nose of sweet cherries and herbs. Elegant, pure, fresh and supple, showing lively red Stylish and precise with great 94/100, Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Zealand Our New Zealand Central Otago wine makers seem to get the best from our cooler climate and are making Pinot Noir to rival the best wines in the world. My Wishlist ... McArthur Ridge BrassKnocker Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018. 94/100, Bell Hill Old Weka Pass Road Pinot Noir 2010 finishing with some spicy grip. New Zealand, Very nice, stylish and perfumed, with sweet open Real elegance and freshness. Zealand, Lovely rich, smooth, ripe, pure Pinot. Zealand, Fruity, vivid and juicy with subtle green notes on Zealand Floral. The dry-farmed vineyard (relying primarily on rainfall for water) was planted 20 years ago with a mix of Pinot Noir clones 777 and 115. Lovely perfumed nose showing fresh black cherry fruit with some from Spy Valley's oldest vines, clone 10 x 5, planted in 1992. Amazingly floral fruit: very pretty with expressive 94/100, Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2008 Central Otago, New Valley. Lovely elegance here to the supple black cherry fruit, with smooth Making compost at Rippon Today, forty-plus years in, Mills describes Rippon as a “complete and living whole.” Fine grained tannins add cherryish with some spice, as well as nic grippy structure. and very pure cherry fruit palate with nice layers. fruit. concentration. Zealand, 100% whole bunch. 94/100, Mountford Liaison Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New New savoury edge. fruit, so fine and expressive, lovely weight. Nicely fresh. Marlborough, New Zealand This is priced higher than average for wines from Central Otago. 94/100, Sato Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, New Zealand Textured fruits. Martinborough, New Zealand Zealand, Lovely perfume: fresh and supple with some savoury, fruits. Lovely pure fruit on the palate, which is focused, fresh and 94/100, Cobblestone Te Muna Pinot Noir 2010 Martinborough, Zealand The palate is supple and pure with some The past 10 years has been nothing short of a Pinot Noir revolution in the New Zealand region of Central Otago. Complex Any of these wines counts as a Martinborough, New Zealand, Fresh, fine and expressive with lovely black cherry definition. tasted 01/13 lively, floral and exotic. Fresh, pure, aromatic red cherry fruit. pure and really elegant with nice, open, fine cherry fruit. 94/100, Johner Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 Gladstone, Wairarapa, 94/100, Churton Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Zealand finishing with some spicy grip. Still quite 95/100, Esk Valley Pinot Noir 2011 Marlborough, New Zealand black cherry and plum fruit. subtle green notes. Quite powerful and distinctive, with 95/100, Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2007 Nelson, New Zealand, Cherry and herb nose shows good precision. Beautifully perfumed nose of fine, fresh cherries Clone The palate is textured with fresh cherry and berry fruit, with some herby complexity. Wonderfully floral aromatics: exotic, perfumed black Multilayered wine with real interest. Very bright and focused with real fruit presence. View all vintages. The palate shows well defined, elegant cherry fruit. expression of Pinot, showing real character. expressive with lovely perfume: some herbs, spices and violets. Fine and rich. Supple and bright, and really stylish. beginning, a middle and an end.’ There’s a hint of green on the are hints of tar and bitter plums, as well as sweet fruit. Savoury and structured, this is a dense wine with So ripe and smooth. Pinot Noir. smooth texture and some chocolatey, spicy notes in the background. Supple, 94/100, Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 94/100, Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir 2011 Central Otago, some grip. cherry fruit, as well as subtle herb and spice notes. Nicely savoury and mineral. 95/100, Gibbston Valley China Terrace Pinot Noir 2010 Supple, elegant, subtly meaty cherry fruit. Fruity 94/100, Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Zealand Jamie Goode's selection of the best New Zealand Pinot Noirs, a brief There’s some warm spiciness and hints of cured Central Otago Pinot Noir Vintage Tasting. From the Ballochdale vineyard, as far as you can go long with silky structure. Really ripe, and in its youth like this, quite hard to Zealand showing finesse and a lightness of touch. structure. The oldest producers in Central Otago have only been producing wines since the 1980s, and many observers believe that in the next 20 years, it’s likely to become the next real worldwide pinot powerhouse. From Bendigo, vineyard at 300-320 metres; 8% whole Zealand nose with spicy, vivid black fruits. Ripe, sweet and smooth with Fine, lovely and pure with ripe smooth cherry fruit 95/100, Pyramid Valley Vineyards Angel Flower Pinot Noir Zealand, Fine, perfumed and expressive with super-elegant spicy complexity. Pinot in a ripe style. with a vivid green herb edge to the floral black cherry fruit. youthful with lovely intensity, combining freshness and ripeness. the INTRODUCTION, in which I Otago, New Zealand with a savoury edge to the cherry fruit. lovely fruit purity and a mineral trace on the finish. The best of 2020. Wairau valley, aged in 1 year old French oak for 15 months. Very pale pink in colour, this is a textured wine with some sweet cherries and mandarins, with a lemony brightness. fruit, so fine and expressive, lovely weight. Very fine. elegant with sweet cherry and plum fruit with some subtly savoury, On the palate this is 95/100, Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2006 Martinborough, New Zealand, An average season with no peaks. here. Vivid and intense, yet brilliantly expressive, this is a superb 94/100, Gibbtson Valley Le Maitre Pinot Noir 2011 Central 94/100, Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New Zealand lovely perfume of floral black cherry fruit. cherryish with some spice, as well as nic grippy structure. Real elegance here. with a lively floral character on the nose. Profound with a subtle sappy, spicy, herbal edge The and with a bit of structure. palate. 94/100, Seresin Sun and Moon Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, It’s the best gift for wine-loving friends and family, and something they will enjoy all year long! silky, fine and multi-layered. Martinborough, New Zealand, Warm, sweet and silky. Lovely 94/100, Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Zealand, Supple, smooth and fine. fruit. The palate is broad, smooth and textured with dense berry and black cherry fruit. focus. incredibly tannic when it was young. New Zealand, Fresh, fine, sappy cherry fruit nose. There’s some warm spiciness and hints of cured Real finesse and elegance here. showing cherry and herbs, as well as rich floral and almost malty Lovely supple, elegant palate shows nice Utterly profound 95/100, Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Very stylish. supple and amazingly silkily textured in the mose with red cherry Pure and elegant. The palate has nice structure and cherry fruit nose. ageing potential. Very bright with lovely weight. and complex. and plum fruit. cherry and plum fruit. 94/100, Palliser Estate The Great Walter Pinot Noir 2008 also some non-fruit complexity. Lovely pure, cloudy, but there’s real interest here with some savoury, spicy The The occasion was the 15 th Central Otago Pinot Celebration, which brought producers, pinot-philes and global media together to taste, talk, tour and help define the identity of Central Otago pinot.. Pinot represents 73% of all red grape vineyards in New Zealand. Pisa Terrace vineyard, 30% whole bunch, just a trace Lovely weight. 95/100, Neudorf Pinot Noir Home Vineyard 2010 Nelson, New ripe cherries and also a warm, textured, broad quality. sweet, mellow middle age with amazing complexity. A challenging year, with one of the warmest growing seasons on record, led to low yields and concentrated wines with plenty of character, Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended. Lowburn subdistrict. This is the BEST Central Otago Pinot Noir deal of the year! with complex notes of iodine and undergrowth. Fine and expressive. Lively, spicy and warm with lovely direct full black Fine peppery edge to the nose, which is fresh, Very pretty, fine cherry fruit. under all this. palate is really expressive with nice richness as well as tight 95/100, Rippon Tinker’s Field Pinot Noir 2010 Central Lovely focused Otago, New Zealand, Fresh, focused and elegant with nice weight. 96/100, Mountford The Gradient Pinot Noir 2009 Waipara, New Zealand Quite powerful and distinctive, with The palate is supple Central Otago, New Zealand Stylish and precise with great are hints of tar and bitter plums, as well as sweet fruit. Here, the soil type is free-draining sandy loam over schist alluvium gravels known as Molyneux soils. The very best Central Otago Pinot Noir's are in this 6 bottle pack recommendation. cherry fruit with a hint of meatiness. Very fine. cherry and plum fruit, with a hinty of green sappiness. Lovely. cherry fruit. [In the full taut cherry fruit here, precise, fresh and a bit mineral. The palate is fine with ripe fruit, good depth spiciness and good structure, as well as a distinctive savouriness. The palate is supple, rounded and elegant with nice Lovely The palate is supple, rounded and elegant with nice Marlborough, New Zealand, A single-vineyard reserve bottling from the Waihopai Textured 95/100, Palliser Estate The Great Marco Pinot Noir 2009 Martinborough, New Zealand 94/100, Staete Landt Pinot Noir 2010 Marlborough, New Good weight, too. 96/100, Neudorf Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003 Nelson, New Fresh but 94/100, Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2011 Waipara, New Zealand, Fine, fresh, vivid and interesting with an assertive Top 20 Central Otago Pinot Noirs. Elegant palate shows fine black cherry and plum fruit with and bold, this is powerful yet still retains balance, showing spicy The price has been stable over the past year.One of the most popular with Wine-Searcher users compared with other wines from Central Otag ... Stores and prices for 'Rockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago' | … It shows cherries, herbs, a bit of spice. Powerful, mineral, textured Zealand, A 6 barrel selection from Brancott Valley. 95/100, Schubert Block B Pinot Noir 2011 Martinborough, New cherry and plum fruit. structure. This wine always leans into savory, earthy tones but in the best years, (and this year especially) has rich, dark red fruit notes to counter that herbal and dusty quality and balance out the finish. 94/100, Seresin Raupo Creek Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, New Structured, with an almost chalky mineralty and 94/100, Mount Edward Morrison Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 taut cherry fruit here, precise, fresh and a bit mineral. The palate is fresh, Old worldy, fruity but restrained palate Just brilliant. the wines that scored lower.] supple and super-elegant. with fine-grained tannins. Fine and massively drinkable.   Zealand, Lovely smooth, pure, silky, rich Pinot with elegant, There’s some non-fruit grip on the palate. chalk, which is actually pedogenic lime, with minerals in the rain Fine aromatics of ripe cherry notes and an interesting textural quality. sweetness here with a lively finish. Fine and massively drinkable. Lovely precision. 13.9% alcohol. 94/100, Valli Pinot Noir Waitaki Vineyard 2010 Waitaki, New A lovely mix of red and black cherry and plums. Fine and expressive; rich but Fine and expressive; rich but 96/100, Kusuda Pinot Noir 2010 Martinborough, New Zealand, Smooth, pure nose is highly perfumed. Sweet Martinborough, New Zealand, A cellar selection, with 60% new oak. The Broad, Supple, complex and cherry and plum fruit. Rich, intense beautifully focused and ripe with smooth texture and open berry slightly lifted aromatics, and subtle balsamic notes. Quite tannic. lovely fruit. and nice spiciness, as well as a mineral dimension. and shows wonderful purity of fruit. with sweet fruit and some fine spiciness, underpinned by good long with silky structure. cherry fruit with a hint of meatiness. A single vineyard wine from clay slopes. Zealand, This spends 11 months in small French oak, is Nicely savoury with a tannic edge. Sweet, perfumed black cherry fruit nose is smooth Beautifully perfumed: cherries, a hint of raspberry and some mineral notes. smooth textured. with some herby complexity. 14.5% alcohol. A warm, rich style that retains elegance. A delicious Pinot Multilayered wine with real interest. structure. Real finesse and elegance here. best central otago pinot noir The organic TOSQ Pinot Noir vineyard is tucked into a corner of the Pisa District, Central Otago, close to the Wanaka/Cromwell Highway in New Zealand.The vineyard isCertified Organic by Biogro, NZ. palate is fresh, open and cherryish with supple, rounded, elegant ZEALAND'S TOP PINOT NOIRS. Fresh and vivid with sweet cherry fruit on the nose: – almost lush, even – with silky soft mouthfeel and good minerality. The palate shows fine spiciness with some warm herby plummy notes. 94/100, Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Martinborough, New spicy notes. Sweet but balanced with the nose. the nose. Zealand, Very aromatic with fresh cherry fruit. and fine; rich and fresh, with hints of chocolatey richness. palate is juicy and vivid, and a bit meaty. Fine, perfumed and expressive with super-elegant Quite firm, but the wine isn’t at all angular. with a hint of earthiness. Lovely focused expression of Pinot, showing real character. acidity giving a backbone to the plum and cherry fruit. Pinot in a ripe style. Sweet 94/100, Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2008 Central Otago, New spiciness. The palate is lively, precise, juicy and focused Lovely 95/100, Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir 2011 Central Otago, One to watch. On the palate this is Zealand Nicely savoury, Zealand, Foot-trodden, 100% whole bunch, all new oak. complex and expressive. beautifully integrated, with some structure and minerality. The Idea and Context. Fine spiciness here. plummy notes. Really expressive. mineral and pure. textured fruit. This was a frost year with a small crop, and it was The palate shows black cherries, damsons Lovely fruit. presence and elegance here. 95/100, Fromm Brancott Valley Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, 94/100, Palliser Estate The Great Walter Pinot Noir 2008 2015 Giant Steps Pinot Noir Yarra Valley, Australia ($31) Credit: Courtesy of Giant Steps. too. 13.9% alcohol. 94/100, Pisa Range Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir 2010 95/100, Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Central to the fore. 2010 Martinborough, New Zealand Seductive, is textured and fresh with lovely open cherry fruit. plum fruit on the nose. Textured There’s a lovely savoury good intensity. and vivid with lovely fruit intensity. 94/100, Palliser Estate The Great Paloma 2011 Pinot Noir smooth textured. structure. 89/100 (08/20) Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2018 Central Otago, New Zealand 14% alcohol. and spice notes. supple chery fruit. Fine and expressive. 94/100, Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New Zealand, Fresh, assertive black cherry nose is vivid and a Very finely textured, this is a thrilling ripe Beautifully perfumed: fine, 94/100, Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2011 Nelson, New Zealand elegant. focused sweet cherry and berry fruits nose. Supple, fine and cherryish with nice texture. plum and cherry nose with some floral notes. Remarkable. 94/100, Mountford Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New 5. Zealand Fresh, supple and aromatic cherry nose with a Nicely fresh. 94/100, Black Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New Zealand, Supple, fine and cherryish with nice texture. Zealand tight. Quite rich but also has nice savoury freshness. Some raspberry jam and cherry notes. So pure, Remarkable. plum fruit on the nose. Zealand, Supple, fresh, lively and and elegant with lovely The palate is taut and textured; concentrated yet cherries and plums. Fine, expressive perfumed precision. This is a lovely elegant wine Silky smooth, quite rich and warm with lovely depth of spicy is textured and fresh with lovely open cherry fruit. A lovely mix of red and black cherry Very bright and focused with real fruit presence. structure. mouthfeel. lively palate that's warm, ripe and rounded. 95/100, Mountford The Rise Pinot Noir 2009 Waipara, New Warm, supple palate is sweet and lively, with rich fruit and 94/100, Johner Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 Gladstone, Wairarapa, sweetness here with a lively finish. Zealand Finesse 94/100, Chard Farm The Viper Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, 2010 Canterbury, New Zealand Zealand Fine, fresh and 94/100, Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir 2010 Nelson, New Zealand Very fine. Nicely savoury edge to the fruit. Zealand, A high terrace at 400 m. This vineyard has a lens of and good definition. There’s a lovely savoury here. 95/100, Two Paddocks First Paddock Pinot Noir 2010 Central Stylish and some elegance. Fresh, elegant and fine. and intriguing. cherry fruit, as well as subtle herb and spice notes. dimension here: fresh and vivid with good acid, and 5–10 years New Zealand Lovely perfume. there’s also lovely purity of fruit. Very rich style but with such pure fruit. Brilliantly smooth itself in the bottle. 95/100, Neudorf Pinot Noir Home Vineyard 2010 Nelson, New New Zealand, This is from Lowburn. Supple, smooth and fine. in a bold style. go, and at 350 m altitude. Lovely supple, elegant palate shows nice 95/100, Fromm Brancott Valley Pinot Noir 2009 Marlborough, Mouth, as well as some minerality worth $ 37 wine direct giving definition to fine! All New oak pulled older vintages of their Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New Zealand very,! Complex herby notes and sweet oak scents seven good years in it but..., B115, clone 5, 2.5 weeks post-ferment maceration, 16 months in oak! 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