South Island Pinot Noir


Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Nice and elegant. Raspberry, strawberry, herbs, some spice, medium+ acidity. Clean. — 4 days ago

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

My first of 6. Smells like a full bodied Pinot Noir. The palate is rich with a lovely fruit sweetness, cherry and plum, and again, a full bodied Pinot Noir with intensity. Ticks all the boxes. Texture and the tannins are silky. Enough acid and tannin to go another 8 to 10 years. 98 points from HH. — a month ago

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Escarpment Wines

Martinborough Pinot Noir

Burgundy color, darker fruits cherry plum. — 3 months ago

Mt. Difficulty

Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2018

Really solid Otago — 4 months ago

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

Cherries and red fruit, nicely crafted, exciting NZ PN — 15 days ago

Clos Henri

Petit Clos Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Light garnet color with a ruby core. The nose is dominated by smoke and funky slate with hints of rose petals and red berries. The red berry fruit extends to the palate along with hints of plum, dried herbs and pepper spice. Long finish. Firm tannins and medium-plus acidity. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Kase. — a month ago

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Mud House Wines

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Dark cherry on the palate. Some Tannins providing dryness offsetting fruitiness common in Pinot Noir. This is a style typical of the Otago region and one that I like. January 2024. — 3 months ago

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2022

Never had a Marlborough Pinot before. Was having duck, so Pinot an obvious choice. Loved this. Light, which is what I was after, and slight fruity. — a month ago


Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

Yum! Love these Pinot noir wines from Central Otago, New Zealand. It is amazing how they are able to maintain this vibrant acidity under these hot arid conditions during the summer. What this heat does do, however, it provides this burnt earth under note to the fresh red fruit. Grippy finish with fine grained, but very present tannins. From 2016! This wine is very well crafted and disappeared way too fast!! — 3 months ago

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Storm Wines (South Africa)

Vrede Pinot Noir 2021

Very pale and translucent. Predominately vegetal character. Nose is dominated by funky vegetal notes. Palate packs a punch but in an understated way. Strong negroni notes - orange and some strawberry. Serious unique wine that shows how pinot expresses place better than any grape. — 3 months ago

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