Loveblock

Central Otago Pinot Noir

9.12 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Central Otago, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

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.

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.

Mar 1st, 2019
Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth had this a month ago

Elizabeth had this a month ago

Mar 15th, 2019