A Gibbston goodie

Hawkshead Gibbston First Vines Pinot Noir 2015, Central Otago, NZD $65

Elegant pinot noir with appealing sweet plum and cherry together with spice, fresh herb and nutty oak flavours. Impressive underlying power and a promising future. A stylish wine. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Fourteen-hour smoked beef brisket, green chilli, lemongrass, galangal

Stockists: Hawkshead Wines; WineNZ online; United Cellars, Auckland (NZ)

Ranked: #35 of 125 2015 Pinot Noir from Central Otago

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