Wine of the Week NZ

Two Paddocks The First Paddock Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $85

Fruit harvested from 24-year-old vines grown in Gibbston and using 30-50% whole-bunches in the ferment. Quite a ripe Gibbston style with red berry, plum, fresh herb and classy oak flavours. A firmly-structured red that gives a strong sense of place. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Aged te mana lamb with asparagus and pine

Stockists: Two Paddocks WinesNegociants New Zealand (NZ distributors); Negociants Australia (AU distributors)

Ranked #11 of 52 2016 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: NZD $56.31 Avg 95pt 2016 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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