Pinot with potential

Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014, Marlborough, NZD $40

Astrolabe’s flagship single vineyard pinot noir is a rich and flavoursome wine with plum, berry, liquorice, spice and anise flavours. An attractive, textural wine with potential to develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: ‘Pāmu’ venison cheeks with sweet & sour cabbage, crème fraiche & horseradish

Stockists: Astrolabe Wines; Caros Wines, Auckland; Twelvebottles – Vic (AU distributors)

Ranked #14 of 138 2014 Pinot Noir from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $45.24 Avg 94pt 2014 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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