Wine of the Week NZ

Maude Mt Maude Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago, NZD $65

From a steeply-sloping Wanaka vineyard that was first planted in 1994. Moderately dense, bright and savoury pinot noir with fresh herb, floral, plum, cherry and spicy oak flavours. The 100% whole-bunches in the fermentation has added structure and longevity with a backbone of sappy tannins. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Wagyu hangar steak, short rib, confit potato and pea korma

Stockists: Maude Wines (NZ & AU); Domaine Wine Shippers (AU distributors)

Ranked: #6 of 43 2017 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Awarded: Top Rank

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