Seresin, Leah Pinot Noir 2017 Marlborough

Seresin, Leah  Pinot Noir 2017 Marlborough

Named after Michael Seresin’s daughter, Leah has a surprising rose petal and smoke leading aromas, with plush black fruits, an earth mineral character, and a slight herbaceous kick. The palate is tart and refreshing with grippy tannins and a very firm structure.

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Ata Rangi McCrone Pinot Noir 2016 Martinborough

Ata Rangi McCrone Pinot Noir 2016 Martinborough

Very expressive Pinot Noir, with bursting aromas of bramble berries, fresh cranberries, cherries, wild strawberries, clove, anise, and stone minerality. It has a robust style with muscular tannins and heavy concentration, but still with detailed harmony and firm acidity.

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Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 Martinborough

Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard  Pinot Noir 2016 Martinborough

It’s a very approachable Pinot noir with fragrant and spicy aromas of wild cherries, boysenberries, violets, cinnamon, clove, and caraway. The palate is rich and texturally complex with added savory notes and a very silky finish.

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Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2018 North Canterbury

Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2018 North Canterbury

A rich and decently concentrated pinot noir with cherry, violet, dried herbs, sage, subtle oak and elegant accents of cedarwood, and dried orange. It’s a distinctive wine, with a light, thin body, smooth texture, and a moderately lengthy finish.

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Pyramid valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Lowburn, Central Otago

Pyramid valley Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Lowburn, Central Otago

In 2018, pyramid valley purchased a new vineyard in Lowburn, Central Otago, named Manata estate. This is their first release from this new estate blessed with some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the region. It’s approachable with fragrant aromas of wildflowers, spices, red cherries, wild strawberries, plums, and an underlying complexity. It has crunchy…

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Mt Difficulty, Long Gully Pinot Noir 2015 Bannockburn, Central Otago

Mt Difficulty, Long Gully Pinot Noir 2015 Bannockburn, Central Otago

Planted in 1992 on its own roots, Long Gully has become Mt Difficulty’s flagship. It’s a light, delicate expression of pinot noir with fresh red fruits, floral character, hints of mocha, and a sense of purity. The palate is smooth and refined with the same pleasant delicateness. It’s overall a very gentle wine.

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RockBurn, Six barrels Pinot Noir 2017 Gibbston, Central Otago

RockBurn, Six barrels  Pinot Noir 2017 Gibbston, Central Otago

Six barrels Pinot Noir is a selection of the best barrels of each vintage. For this 2017, it features wine from a single Gibbston vineyard. It’s a dense, and elegant wine with typical plum, morello cherries, licorice, spices and dried herb.

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Rippon, Mature Vine Pinot Noir 2016 Lake Wanaka, Central Otago

Rippon, Mature Vine  Pinot Noir 2016 Lake Wanaka, Central Otago

This is a powerful pinot noir from a very celebrated winery in Central Otago.  The concentrated and thick flavors of red and black fruits are heavily ripe and jammy with a spicy core. On the palate, the tannins are chiseled with a long, slightly chewy finish.

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Quartz Reef, Bendigo estate single vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Bendigo, Central Otago

Quartz Reef, Bendigo estate single vineyard  Pinot Noir 2017 Bendigo, Central Otago

Very expressive Pinot Noir, this Bendigo estate single-vineyard is richly aromatic with intense aromas of juicy plums, cherries, blueberries, violets, cinnamon, and some earthy and savory undertones. It shows great elegance and poise. Its tannins are velvety with integrated acidity depth of flavors and lingering finish.

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Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Bendigo, Central Otago

Valli Bendigo Vineyard  Pinot Noir 2018 Bendigo, Central Otago

This is the more solid and structured of all the Valli regional Pinot Noir. It’s completely full-bodied, with deep aromas of black cherry, blueberries and blackberry fruit as well as dark chocolate and spices. It’s fleshy and ripe with great flavor concentration and depth. The tannins are supple but granular and clinging to the palate….

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