Wine of the Week NZ

Rockburn The Art Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $97

Deliciously aromatic pinot noir from a single vineyard in the Bannockburn subregion of Central Otago. Floral, violet, black cherry, berry and oriental spices with a wild thyme influence. A complex, lengthy and supremely elegant pinot noir that can be appreciated now but should age well. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Te Mana lamb shoulder braised in tomato & preserved lemon, spiced almonds, sumac flatbreads, baba ganoush, labneh

Stockists: Rockburn Vineyard; Glengarry Wines, Auckland & Wellington (NZ); Robert Oatley Vineyards (AU distributor)

Ranked #7 of 69 2016 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: NZD $94.74 Avg 96pt 2016 Pinot Noir tasted from New Zealand

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