South Island Pinot Noir

Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Lake Wanaka Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

2010 Rippon Mature Vine Pinot Noir & Harold Alexander’s Soul Jazz masterpiece Sunshine Man. New Zealand Pinot continues to be a revelation, and this one is terrific. This record is layered and detailed, yet remains exuberant and easy to love. The wine fits the exact same description. — 5 days ago

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David T

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Nice wine and beautiful producer property. If you haven’t seen it, definitely Google it.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Good to hear. I did a NZ Pinot tasting in October and was unimpressed but all of them were from K&L wines the big CA store.

Felton Road

Block 3 Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Outstanding quality with deep four dimensional complexity reaching a defined stone crushed minerality and the lovely sous bois earthyness. Ripe yet very well structured on the palate, balanced throughout and a high class long lasting finish. Drinks superbly well but with structure to age and develop further for may years to come. — a day ago

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

First ever New Zealand Pinot Noir, was really good! Light body, bright fruit, fresh berry with a little extra tannin to follow. Would get again to open a wine night with! — 13 days ago

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Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2012

Some whole bunch twigginess on nose. On palate a closed core of rich fruit needing time to fully reveal itself. Currently savoury plum notes rule. A good example of Central Otago Pinot from picturesque Lake Wanaka and made by the enigmatic Nick Mills who gave his presentation at NZ Pinot Noir 17 in bare feet.... in tune with the Maori dancers he said. I do have a problem with the fruit bomb nature of Otago Pinots which can be a bit one dimensional even with a little age like this one. One exception was a 10 year old Felton Road Block 3. Personally prefer Martinborough or Canterbury for NZ Pinots. — 5 days ago

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Loved meeting Jo Mills. She is a bundle of passion for what the do and how they do it.
Bob McDonald

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@David T Yes - very passionate about biodynamics and probably one of the most picturesque Vineyards in the world.
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Craggy Range

Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Spicy dark cherry, plum fruit with notes of wet leaves, tobacco, earthiness, vanilla hint and long finish. A lot going on but a pleasure and party in the mouth. — 3 days ago


Home Block Marlborough Pinot Noir

New Zealand herb and new Zealand fruit. Five stars for this elite vineyard. — 7 days ago


Ridge Block Single Vineyard Selection Pinot Noir 2013

Jonathan Udkow

Luscious and feminine on the nose. Satin waves of clean red fruit and subtle tea notes. Super nicely balanced and clean in the mouth. Tart and expressive with powerful fruit and nuanced oak. Bright and explosive finish with long fruit going on and on. The hint of bite let’s you know where it’s from. Not Burgundian but a truly beautiful expression of New Zealand Pinot — 11 days ago

Brancott Estate

Letter Series 'B' Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Cherries, firm spices (asian). Soft toch of sweet. Nice long lasting taste. — 14 days ago

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Pyramid Valley Vineyards

Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2009

Colin Shirek

Great on day one! Blood orange lees, super aromatic. Died on day two. — 5 hours ago


Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir

This is fun with gravitis and oak with much delicacy but drinks well — 18 days ago

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