Pinot perfection

use-terra-sancta-slapjack-pinot-2014Terra Sancta Slapjack Block Pinot Noir 2014, Central Otago, NZD $79.95

Rich, fleshy, silken textured pinot noir with density and power. Elegant wine with dark berry, cherry, spice and anise flavours. A very appealing wine that is great now but should develop with age. It’s a wine that’s been made with a very light touch to fully express the character of both site and vintage. Quite a heavy deposit of tartrate crystals. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Confit of duck, balsamic-braised borlotti beans and radicchio

Stockists: Terra Sancta Wines; Fine Wine Delivery Company; Glengarry Wines, Wellington & Auckland (NZ); Distinction Wines (AU distributor)

Ranked #3 of 107 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: NZD $67.59 Avg 97pt 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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