Wine Of The Week

Rock Ferry Cawte’s Cave Pinot Noir, Central Otago 2013 $15

The normal price is $39: how they manage to sell it for $15 is a mystery. It’s a great buy: deep coloured, rich and concentrated, with toasty oak and smoky sulfides adding to black-cherry and spice flavours with a lick of star anise. It has the structure to take some aging. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.). Score 95 ★★★★★ view on

Ageing? Drink now to 12 years.

Food idea: Venison braised with cherries.


Ranked #4 of 30 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: $56.00 Avg 95pt 2013 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 92.2 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

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