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Paddy Borthwick Left Hand Pinot Noir 2016, Wairarapa, NZD $60

Bright, fresh pinot noir with black cherry, plum, berry, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. A high-energy wine with a strong varietal definition. Good acidity and a backbone of fine tannins promote a drying finish. Good food wine. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Sherry-glazed duck confit, roasted parsnip purée, salsa verde

Stockists: Martinborough Wine Merchants (NZ); Select Wines – QLD (AU distributor)

Ranked: #3 of 25 2016 Pinot Noir from Wairarapa

Awarded: Top Rank

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