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2010 Lime Rock Pinot Noir

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Slightly subdued aromatics on this Hawke's Bay Pinot Noir, with red cherry, red plum and cranberry making an appearance, along with a fair lick of spicy oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:50 EST 2012

2010 Osawa Wines Prestige Collection Pinot Noir

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Hawke's Bay is not the region that first springs to mind when you think of NZ Pinot Noir, but this offering from relative newcomer Osawa Wines shows plenty of varietal twang.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:50 EST 2012

2010 Vynfields Pinot Noir

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This single-vineyard offering from Martinborough's Vynfields shows earthy dark cherry and plum fruits, macerated red berry fruits, shiitake broth and subtle oak, along with lighter shades...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:49 EST 2012

2010 Schubert Marion's Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Perfumed red cherry and plum fruit sheathed in exotic spice, notes of Peking duck, mushroom broth, red licorice, subtle oak and more than a tip of the hat to the wines of Burgundy here.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:49 EST 2012

2011 Craggy Range Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Te Muna Road

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The gravel beds of Martinborough's Te Muna sub-region provide the fruit source for this vivid pinot noir from Craggy Range.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:48 EST 2012

2011 Richmond Plains Pinot Noir

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This Nelson-based producer farms its vines according to organic and biodynamic principles, and the fruit on show here is quite bold on the nose.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:48 EST 2012

2011 Te M?nia Reserve Pinot Noir

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A step up from the regular Pinot from this estate. Quite broody in its aromas, with plenty of undergrowth characters enveloping the rich dark and black fruits.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:48 EST 2012

2011 Black Cottage Pinot Noir

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Quite deeply coloured on the Pinot scale of things, and positively bursting with ripe dark cherry, plum and spice characters.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:47 EST 2012

2011 Goldwater Pinot Noir

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There is a slightly bucolic edge to the fruit characters on display here. Wild cherry and fruits of the forest, with five spice, sous bois and licorice hints.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:47 EST 2012

2011 Giesen Marlborough Pinot Noir

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The brothers Giesen consistently impress with their pinot noir from Marlborough. Sappy, detailed cherry and red berry fruit burst from the glass, along with hints of Asian spice, forest...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:47 EST 2012

2011 Clos Henri Petit Clos Pinot Noir

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French-owned and Marlborough-based, the wines of Clos Henri constantly impress with their flavour and structure.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:46 EST 2012

2011 Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

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Tropical fruit characters burst from the glass: gauva, green mango and papaya washed over with struck-match complexity and cream.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:46 EST 2012

2012 Babich Headwaters Sauvignon Blanc

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Made with organically grown grapes, this Sauvignon Blanc is quite retained, with an almost musky edge to the tropical fruit characters on show.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:46 EST 2012

2012 Te Whare Ra Sauvignon Blanc

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Crunchy green apple provides the core, passionfruit and mango the pungent fruit boost to this impressive Sauvignon Blanc.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:45 EST 2012

2012 Craggy Range Avery Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

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A fine, more subdued, elegant style of Sauvignon Blanc. Less in-your-face aromatics here: lime juice, passionfruit and green papaya with a waft of lantana.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:45 EST 2012

2011 Konrad Gruner Veltliner

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Aromas of pear, stone fruit and citrusy characters combine with hints of white pepper, whey, clotted cream, nougat and marzipan.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:44 EST 2012

2012 Wooing Tree Blondie Pinot Noir

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An unusual white Blanc de Noir style, slightly pink-tinged but nothing more as far as colour in the glass is concerned.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:44 EST 2012

2010 Coopers Creek The Little Rascal Arneis

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Flint-struck with rich clotted cream nuance enveloping the ripe citrus and stone fruits, along with hints of spiced poached pears, marzipan and nougat.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:44 EST 2012

2011 Paddy Borthwick Pinot Gris

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Perfumed bright pear and citrus fruits with flashes of nectarine, jasmine, almond butter, grilled nuts, creme Catalan and soft spice.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:43 EST 2012

2011 Pisa Range Pinot Gris

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Central Otago's Cromwell sub-region provides the fruit for this impressive pinot gris from Pisa Range.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:43 EST 2012