Wine of the Week NZ

Gibbston Valley Le Maitre Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $100

From Gibbston Valley’s home block that was planted in 1983. Bright, high energy and quite complex pinot noir with fresh herb, violet, red cherry, spice and anise flavours. An impressive example of power delivered with consummate subtlety. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Pork belly, creamed corn, green tomato sofrito, corn crackling

Stockists: Gibbston Valley Wines (NZ & AU)

Ranked #5 of 57 2016 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: NZD $95.07 Avg 96pt 2016 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 95.3 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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