Bright and elegant

Nautilus Southern Valleys Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough, NZD $44

Bright, fresh and elegant pinot noir with dark cherry, wood smoke, liquorice, violet and spicy oak flavours. An appealing wine with energy and drive. Reasonably accessible now but should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Te Mana lamb tartare, sheep’s milk yoghurt, rye toast

Stockists: Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Vino Fino, Canterbury (NZ); Cracka Wines online (AU)

Ranked #5 of 107 2015 Pinot Noir from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $61.81 Avg 95pt 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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