Central Otago, Otago

Valli

Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Fabulous expression of Gibbston restrained power. More approachable than Gibbston School House or Rippon. Sweeter and what they may become in 8 yrs. Dark inky ruby. Rich, sweet, full bodied with full spectrum of dark fruit. Very expressive. A tad over-extracted. Fruit and dark spice. Deep and serious but also round and generous. Yum! — 11 days ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Gibbston Valley

China Terrace Pinot Noir

Such a contrast to 2016! 2014 was warmer and with 2 more years of bottle age, the wine is more fruit forward, more opulent and more balanced against the brooding, spicy character of Gibbston. Fabulous! — 14 days ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Chard Farm

MK II Parkburn Pinot Noir 2012

Very well balanced Central Otago Pinot. Dark cherry aroma with clove or nutmeg. Powerful forest floor taste. Reminds me of Russian River but with more brightness on the finish. — 14 days ago

Brennan

Pinot Noir B2

Fresh, lighter and more high toned than all the other Gibbston pinots. More red than black fruit. Won wine of the year in 2011. Balanced and quite elegant. — 10 days ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Brennan

Gibbston Pinot Gris 2016

Super fresh and zippy. Picked earlier than pinot grigio so lower sugar, less alcohol. Clean, fresh, highly quaffable — 10 days ago

Aurum

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

Pulled from the wine fridge. Great memories from our honeymoon! — 9 hours ago

Jaime Friedman
with Jaime

Brennan

B2 Central Otago Pinot Grigio

Sweeter, with more body and complexity that the Gris. Lime zest,. Stone fruit. Very good. — 10 days ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Gibbston Valley

Le Maitre Pinot Noir 2016

Made from oldest vines in Otago grown around the cellar door - all of 35yrs old! By far the most complex of the single vineyards. More elegant, and less tannic but still packs a punch. Lots going on here, but yet to unfurl — 14 days ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Gibbston Valley

School House Pinot Noir 2012

Still the best nonBurgundy pinot I’ve ever tasted. Deep, complex, and alluring. The four-square structure is seamlessly integrated with rich complex black fruit, and loads of spice. At cellar door. Regal. — 14 days ago

Rocket Rod
with Rocket

Felton Road

Block 5 Pinot Noir 2015

Damit iz good. The fruity nose is wonderful w strawberries n a hint o roses. Taste grows a little difficult w scidic food but is wonderful by itself. Silky yet more body than expeggeded. — 15 days ago