Central Otago, Otago

Loveblock

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

The 2018 Loveblock Pinot Noir comes from the mountains of Central Otago, the small Someone’s Darling Vineyard. It’s all Pinot Noir, and is one of the most restrained and elegant of that varietal that I have tasted from New Zealand. The label may say Central Otago, but the wine suggests Burgundy. It’s aged eight months in used oak barrels, hits 13.5% abv and sells for $30. The nose is light and beautiful. Crawford seemed apologetic when describing it as an odd vintage, but I think she would have more on target to be boastful. — 19 days ago

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Wooing Tree

Central Otago Pinot Noir

Almost kept this one too long. Fine drinking now. Probably a little past peak. Well-structured good body. Dark berry fruits. One of my favorite Pinots. — 6 days ago

Matua

Pinot Noir Rosé 2016

Sweet wine with a dry undertone. — 5 days ago

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Terra Sancta

Slapjack Block Single Block Cental Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Cruising Central Otago in search of the perfect Pinot. Learning a lot. Today we were in the Bannockburn region. Forward vibrant red fruit. The standard Pinots estate blends we found somewhat single note with a fairly strong green edge for most wineries. Had to get to the slightly more aged, single blocks to pick up better balance and complexity. This one was like that. We met with Sara, the proprietor. Couldn’t find a better host. What a fun person, very passionate about what she is doing. A warm person in a cold climate 😊. — 9 days ago

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Invivo

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

Cranberry and apple, slight bitter taste but also peppery. Very good! — 5 days ago

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Dang. What the Pinot! big juice silky last for a minute and made buy great wine maker — 24 days ago

Rockburn

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

You know that smell when it starts to rain on hot, scorched earth...that are the subtle hints in this wine. Fruit forward Pinot with black berry, red licorice, currant and...peppered expresso. Would develop further but we were too eager to try ...or ... perhaps getting worried about how we would carry all this wine back to the US 😳 so, why not start drinking it 😄 👍 — 6 days ago

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Kim Crawford

Rise and Shine Creek SP Pinot Noir

Fruit, spices and oaks aromas. At the palate dark berries, plum and spices, I love this flavors. — 9 days ago

Erewhon

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

This has fruit, funk, and acidity. Very good. — 7 days ago

Quartz Reef

Bendigo Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Very bright, balanced, open-knit and forward. Initially reductive but airing out nicely. There is very good acidity and a taut but generous core of raspberry and rhubarb that lifts the mid palate. — a month ago

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