A Te Kairanga triumph

Te Kairanga John Martin Pinot Noir 2015, Martinborough, NZD $45

Quite a concentrated pinot noir with dark cherry, plum, violet, earth and Oriental spices plus a subtle seasoning of spicy oak. A supremely elegant wine that is approachable now but still slightly restrained. An elegant wine with a sustained finish revealing subtle power. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Kati Kati lamb, eggplant, yoghurt, almonds

Stockists: Te Kairanga Wines; Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); WineSeek, Vic (AU)

Ranked #6 of 35 2015 Pinot Noir from Martinborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $61.32 Avg 95pt 2015 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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