Wairarapa winner

Johner-Reserve-Gladstone-Pinot-Noir-2014Johner Gladstone Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Wairarapa, NZD $50

Flagship pinot noir offering greater concentration and richness than the regular label. Black-fleshed plum, dark cherry, chocolate and spicy oak flavours. An impressive, smooth-textured wine that is approachable now but will improve with a little bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food Match: Venison carpaccio with artichoke, mushroom and hazelnut

Stockists: Johner Estate, Wairarapa; Dhall and Nash (NZ distributor); Decante This (AU online)

Ranked #8 of 30 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from Wairarapa

Price Benchmark: NZD $49.81 Avg 95pt 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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