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devotus-reserve-pinot-noir-2015Devotus Reserve Pinot Noir 2015, Martinborough, NZD $72

Made from the Pommard clone with 15% whole bunches in the ferment. Unlike the regular label this pinot noir has the weight and concentration to carry the structure of ripe tannins. It’s a big, dense red with plum, liquorice, dark berry and a suggestion of chocolate/mocha flavours. It has a promising future. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Pappardelle of wild Bendigo rabbit, applewood smoked bacon, walnut watercress pesto & Parmigiano Reggiano

Stockists: Devotus Wines (NZ & AU); The Village Winery, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked #3 of 123 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $78.33 Avg 96pt 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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