Wine of the Week NZ

Ostler Caroline’s Pinot Noir 2016, Waitaki Valley, NZD $65

Dense, ripe and vibrant pinot noir with dark berry and cherry, liquorice, anise, plum and classy oak flavours. An impressive wine with power and potential, although it is deliciously drinkable now. It has an impeccable balance and a tantalisingly lengthy finish. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Smoked duck, charred nectarine, basil

Stockists: Ostler Wines (NZ); Procure Wine Ltd (NZ distributor – North Island); Vranken-Pommery Australia (AU distributor)

Ranked #3 of 208 2016 Pinot Noir from New Zealand

Awarded: Top Rank

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

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