Pinot with purity

Nga Waka Pinot Noir 2016, Martinborough, NZD $40

Very typical Martinborough pinot noir with black-fleshed plum, dark berry, a hint of spice and anise and a seasoning of subtle oak. Impressive purity and energy. An elegant wine that should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Roast duck breast, red wine gel, mushrooms, edamame

Stockists: Nga Waka, Martinborough; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); Langton’s (AU – from November)

Ranked #7 of 150 2016 Pinot Noir from New Zealand

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

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