Buy of the Week NZ

Loveblock Pinot Noir 2016, Central Otago, NZD $31.99

Moderately intense, luscious pinot noir with ripe plum, dark berry, spice, anise, and subtle nutty oak flavours. Seductively sweet fruit supported by gentle tannins. Accessible now but no rush. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Waikato lamb, eggplant, kumara, mustard and whey

Stockists: Hancock’s Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants, Auckland; Huckleberry stores (NZ); Bird in Hand (AU distributor)

Ranked: #28 of 95 2016 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Awarded: Top Value

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