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Margrain Home Block Pinot Noir 2015, Martinborough, NZD $45

Concentrated yet elegant pinot noir with black-fleshed plum, cherry, raspberry, violet and spice flavours. Quite a bold style with a firm structure of ripe tannins. Can be appreciated now but should improve with bottle age. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Pizzaiola–top side schnitzel pan-fried with tomato, white wine, garlic, oregano and pane tostata

Stockists: Margrain Vineyard, Martinborough; red+white cellar (NZ distributors)

Ranked #10 of 32 2015 Pinot Noir from Martinborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $50.56 Avg 94pt 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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