Wine of the Week NZ

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015, Martinborough, NZD $75

Very seductive pinot noir combining a sensual, silken texture with layers of complex fruit and savoury flavours. The wine has structure but it is deeply buried within a core of sweet fruit. Dark-fleshed plum, violet, cherry, spice and very subtle fresh herbs are among the more obvious flavours in this supremely complex wine. Outstanding! (Screwcap)

Score: 99 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Wagyu carpaccio, radish, ricotta salata & pickled walnut, seared wagyu shoulder

Stockists: EuroVintage, Auckland (NZ distributors); Negociants Australia (AU distributors)

Ranked #1 of 32 2015 Pinot Noir from Martinborough

Winery Rating: 95.6 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

5 thoughts on “Wine of the Week NZ”

  1. Bob Campbell MW
    Bob Campbell MW says:

    You can always try http://www.wine-searcher.com – most are readily available online.

    1. Mark Hubbard says:

      Bookmarked. Cheers.

  2. Bob Campbell MW
    Bob Campbell MW says:

    I’ve awarded 99 points to eight wines:
    – 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A
    – 2013 Dry River Pinot Noir
    – 2012 Bell Hill Chardonnay
    – 2014 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir
    – 2013 Church Road Tom Cabernet
    – 2014 Trinity Hill Homage
    – 2015 Kusuda Trockenbeerenauslese
    – 2015 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir

    It’s still quite an exclusive club

    1. Mark Hubbard says:

      Mmm. Going to be hard sourcing that 1962 Penfolds 🙂

      I love your recommendations. It’s mostly not possible for us to buy them, but I keep a list and when ordering outside the cellar door here in Marlborough (or the [shame, shame] supermarket) I always have the list in mind.

  3. Mark Hubbard says:

    I don’t remember a 99 rating here before … is that your first?

    Any 100’s?

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