Home Block hero

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2016, Martinborough, NZD $69.99

This legendary label appears to be experiencing a return to its once heroic form after a temporary decline. It’s a classic example of restrained power with great purity and length. Cherry, plum, spice and subtle floral flavours offer varietal definition and complexity. Should develop well in bottle. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Wakanui beef scotch, bbq onion, cherry, celeriac, egg yolk, jam endive

Stockists: Martinborough Vineyard; Glengarry Wines, Auckland (NZ); Samuel Smith & Son (AU distributor)

Ranked: #3 of 32 2016 Pinot Noir from Martinborough

Awarded: Top Rank

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