Bendigo benchmark

Quartz-Reef-Bendigo-Estate-Pinot-Noir-2014Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014, Central Otago, NZD $75

Dense, concentrated, rich and quite fleshy wine with dark cherry, plum, wood smoke and spicy oak. A little closed and youthful but showing impressive intensity and cellaring potential. Can be enjoyed now but will benefit from bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food match: Seared venison with chilli lime dressing, pineapple, avocado, tamari sunflower seeds

Stockists: Quartz Reef Wines; Caro’s Wines, Auckland; The Village Winery, Auckland (NZ); Wine Box Warehouse, Vic; The Wine Emporium, Qld (AU); Mezzanine Wine (AU distributor)

Ranked #3 of 21 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from Cromwell Basin

Price Benchmark: NZD $69.38 Avg 96pt 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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