Wine of the Week NZ
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2016, Martinborough, NZD $80
Elegant, supple and very vibrant pinot noir with seductively layered floral, red rose, cherry, red fruits, dried herb and mixed spice flavours. Very long and linear wine that demonstrated real power delivered with great subtlety. A wonderfully pure pinot noir with a distinctive house/vineyard style and a proven ability to age graciously. (Screwcap)
Score: 98 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tastings
Ageing: now to 2030
Food: Bone-in scotch fillet, enoki mushroom, shiitake ketchup
Stockists: Ata Rangi Wines; EuroVintage (NZ distributors); Negociants Australia (AU distributor). To be released in Sept 2018.
Awarded: Top Rank
Winery Rating: 96.8 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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