Wine of the Week NZ

Greystone Thomas Brothers’ Pinot Noir 2016, Waipara, NZD $100

Flagship pinot noir in a typically elegant, spicy Waipara style with chalky mineral, red cherry, violet and nutty oak flavours. Quite a tight, well-structured wine with a promising future. Complex and long. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Hawke’s Bay lamb rack, pepita’s, salt-baked kumara, cultured cream, za’atar

Stockists: Greystone Wines; Regional Wines, Wellington; Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland (NZ); Footprint Wines – Vic (AU distributor)

Ranked: #1 of 19 2016 Pinot Noir from Canterbury

Awarded: Top Rank

Winery Rating: 95.6 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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