Latest Wines

2010 GeorgeTown Pinot Noir

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Located at the edge of Kawarau Gorge, the GeorgeTown Pinot Noir shows deep aromas and flavours of black cherry, Satsuma plum and raspberry high tones, with flicks of forest floor...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:42 EST 2012

2010 Chard Farm River Run Pinot Noir

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From fruit sourced from the Cromwell basin and Gibbston, the 2010 Chard Farm is quite lightly coloured but shows lovely, savoury red cherry and red plum fruit characters.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:41 EST 2012

2010 Archangel Pinot Noir

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Plenty of detail to the fruit on the nose of this offering from Archangel. Bright black cherry, plum and blackberry combine with five spice, duck consomme, chocolate and raspberry compote...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:41 EST 2012

2010 Pasquale Pinot Noir

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Hailing from South Canterbury's Waitaki Valley, this wine shows slightly subdued red cherry and plummy fruit, supported by a raft of spice and light, smoky oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:41 EST 2012

2010 Fifth Bridge Pinot Noir

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Named after the fifth bridge between Bannockburn and Cromwell, this slurpable pinot noir shows spiced cherry and plum, supported by a myriad of spice aromas and flavours.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:40 EST 2012

2010 Churton Pinot Noir

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Fairly subdued aromatics to this wine, with forest floor, dark cherry, plum and spice vying for attention. Nice fruit on the palate, but finishes a little abruptly with dry tannins.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:40 EST 2012

2010 Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir

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Spice-studded black cherry, macerated plum and blackberry fruit, with higher-toned raspberry notes peering through.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:39 EST 2012

2010 Auntsfield Pinot Noir

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Lovely, rich dark cherry and plum fruit burst from the glass here, with hints of deep-set Asian spice, roast game, beef consomme, mushroom and smoky oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:39 EST 2012

2010 Highfield Pinot Noir

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Plenty of power on display on the nose of the Highfield Pinot Noir – dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant all make an appearance, along with hints of five spice, licorice, game and smoky...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:39 EST 2012

2010 Mahi Pinot Noir

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Fragrant, sappy-edged red cherry, dark Satsuma plum and lifted, crunchy cranberry fruit on display here.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:38 EST 2012

2010 Rapaura Springs Marlborough Pinot Noir

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A nice, bright reddish–purple, this has a floral, violet perfume with blue fruits, some wild mountain herbs and a little earthy, leathery side.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:38 EST 2012

2010 Tussock Nelson Pinot Noir

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A bit pale and sappy on the nose, with subdued fruit characters trying hard to poke through the undergrowth. Lacks detail on the palate.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:38 EST 2012

2010 Greenhough Hope Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Hailing from Nelson at the top of the South Island, this Pinot displays savoury red cherry, plum and redcurrant fruits with hints of five spice, Peking duck, shiitake broth and sexy,...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:37 EST 2012

2011 Cable Bay Pinot Noir

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Quite a fragrant wine, though the oak seems to dominate the fruit on the nose at this stage of the wine's evolution.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:37 EST 2012

2011 Rapaura Springs Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir

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A floral nose here, with sweet rose perfume, dried flowers, pot pourri and spice-dusted berry fruits in below.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:37 EST 2012

2011 Whitehaven 'Greg' Pinot Noir

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Named after the late owner Greg White, this has a wealth of toasty oak, mocha and spice on the nose, making a modern, savoury impression, some plum and dark cherry fruit below.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:36 EST 2012

2010 Matahiwi Estate Pinot Noir

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A very dark-fruited and brooding style that has plenty of darkly spiced oak in the mix, alongside fragrant Earl Grey tea and bergamot.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:36 EST 2012

2010 Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Displaying a fairly restrained aromatic profile, the 2010 Gladstone Pinot Noir shows dark plum and cherry characters, dusted with five spice and showing hints of duck consomme, forest...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:36 EST 2012

2011 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 16 Awatere Block Pinot Noir

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A nutty oak overlay here, as seen in the Block 14 from the same vintage. This shows some more fragrant notes and a nicely focused ripe fruit thread in the spiced cherry zone.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:35 EST 2012

2010 Escarpment Pinot Noir

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Larry McKenna's boldly structured 2010 impresses with its deep, spiced wild cherry and dark plum fruit with hints of roasting game, raspberry top notes, shiitake broth, lightly smoky oak...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:19:35 EST 2012