Wine of the Week NZ

Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $85

Made from a special selection of organic/biodynamically farmed grapes from the centre of their hillside Bendigo vineyard. A very classy wine with impressive density and a complex array of flavours that include dark cherry, berry, liquorice, wood smoke and Oriental spices. An exciting wine that can be appreciated now but has serious cellaring potential. (Screwcap)

Score: 97 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2026

Food: Duck, macadamia and leek

Stockists: Quartz Reef Wines; Glengarry Wines, Auckland; Advintage, Hawke’s Bay (NZ); Mezzanine Wines (AU distributor)

Ranked: #1 of 74 2016 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Awarded: Top Rank

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