Waitaki Valley, Otago

Gibbston Valley

China Terrace Chardonnay 2019

Subtle flavors. No stainless taste. Maybe some slight oak? — 6 months ago

Gibbston Valley

Late Harvest Riesling 2014

2014 vintage drunk in 2020. Very smooth and sweet. — a year ago

Burn Cottage

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

A break from Anderson Valley Pinots... — 2 years ago

Pyramid Valley Vineyards

Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

Ripe but sophisticated bouquet. Strawberry stew, sweet plum, clove, tomato, sagebrush and underbrush. Less fruity, more mineral palate with flavours of raw meat, iron, underbrush and sagebrush. Wonderful and demanding wine that without proper attention can be easily underestimated. Very young.

Tasted on 2021-08-25
— 2 months ago

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Dappled Wines

Pinot Noir 2019

In 3 months the wine seemed to have soften the tannin a bit, but it remains a big fruity pinot, it nearly makes me think of a Central Otago Pinot.
It is looking for a balance. Still young. Good flavour though.
— a year ago

MaJ, Scott and 7 others liked this

Rippon Vineyard

Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016

Superb pinot noir, stylistically Willamette Valley on first blush (bright, fruit forward cherry attack) but with a nice tannin structure and gradually unfolding finish. Lovely! — 2 years ago

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Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Very good p/q. Reminds me of Giant Steps Applejack/Sexton. Clean red fruit, lavender, with a deeper spice note. There is Gibbston/Otago deep spice, then you get pure red strawberry. No discernible tannin, and acid is subdued, but at this pricepoint this is a buy. — 6 months ago

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Prophets Rock

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Classic Central Otago dark brooding character, but with more elegance than Gibbston Valley or Valli. The nose is all blue and black fruit, with a vein of cedar spice, Med-full bodied, complex, with a silky mouthfeel. Serious weight, but not heavy. A cross between the dark weight of Otago and a good Gevrey. Strong buy. — 7 months ago

Felton Road

Block 2 Central Otago Chardonnay 2015

David T

Did the Creator touch this land and turn this bottling into wine?

Gods country & Jesus wine.

Perfect mouthfeel & purity, gorgeous, delicate, soft citrus, round, waxy, honeysuckle, amazing, perfect, beautiful chalkiness, elegant, grey minerality, some of the best acidity & incredible balance in a wine I’ve had. The finish is in the theatre of, “Forget About It.” WOTN.

Very Burgundian and better than many I’ve enjoyed for less💰.

Photos of, the harvest time view of the valley floor from the property, open top fermenting Pinot Noir grapes, my property walk & talking w/owner Nigel Greening (amazing time with an amazing person/producer and outside concrete tanks...it’s an even warm to cool growing season that translates into a long fruit hang-time, amazing fruit & acidity.

@DawnE Perfect
— 2 years ago

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@David T Did you visit NZ and now currently in Spain David?
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@Bob McDonald Our fall, Spain 2015. Our Spring, Australia/NZ 2016.
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Amazing. So well balanced. Thanks for sharing!