Punchy pinot

Lamont Pinot Noir 2017, Central Otago, NZD $45

Tasted alongside the 2015 vintage, this wine appeared richer, fleshier and fruitier as well as being more accessible. Ripe plum, dark berry, cherry and spicy oak flavours with the sort of structure that allows it to be enjoyed now but will help promote a moderately long life. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Saffron maltagliati, lamb shanks, gremolata

Stockists: Lamont Wines; Caros Wines, Auckland; Centre City Wines, Wellington (NZ)

Ranked: #11 of 50 2017 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

Awarded: Top Rank

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