Pinot defiance

Domain Road Defiance Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $63

The first vintage of this wine from the 7.5-ha Defiance vineyard on Felton Road. It’s a pinot noir made with a light touch to produce a wine of subtle power and impressive purity. Violet, rose petal, dark cherry and subtle spice and anise flavours. A very promising start. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Smoked Te Mana lamb, ‘ajo blanco’, witloof, wild wheat

Stockists: Domain Road Vineyard; Fisher Fine Wines – NSW (AU distributor) Co Pilot Distributors (NZ)

Ranked #6 of 41 2016 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: NZD $52.88 Avg 95pt 2016 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *