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2009 Terra Sancta Slapjack Block Pinot Noir

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A concentrated pinot that has plenty of depth, brightness and convincing fruit presence, nicely harnessed dark cherries and fragrant spice, some wild roasting herbs too; this is a handy...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:07 EST 2012

2009 Brennan Pinot Noir

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This has a very impressive, complex and layered nose that indicates plenty of whole-bunch use to create early complex aromas of cherry, musk and spice, some wild herbs here too, and a...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:06 EST 2012

2009 Wild Earth Vineyards Pinot Noir

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A juicy and forthright pinot noir that has a wealth of deeply ripe fruit, really juicy plums and sweet earth too. The palate delivers bright, juicy and tangy dark stone fruits. Drink now.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:06 EST 2012

2009 Black Quail Estate Pinot Noir

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A terrific wine that shows lovely composure and settled, ripe plum and dark cherry fruit aromas, spices, earthy notes and wild mountain herbs; nice and bright.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:05 EST 2012

2009 Nautilus Four Barriques Pinot Noir

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A reserve selection of sorts, this has a nicely captured sense of ripe and fleshy dark cherry and plum fruit, some wild herbs in the mix, dark spices and a lick of boot polish–like oak...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:05 EST 2012

2009 Waimea Estates Pinot Noir

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A straightforward, slightly ferrous style of pinot that has smoky, dark plum and cherry fruits, some leafy notes and plenty of cherries in the mix. Tannins are gently chewy; nutty finish.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:04 EST 2012

2010 Wooing Tree Sandstorm Reserve Pinot Noir

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A big, swinging bottle of pinot that delivers an impressively complex and concentrated pinot noir, with plenty of capacity to deliver over the next few years; a handy wine indeed.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:04 EST 2012

2010 Rockburn Pinot Noir

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A very complex and settled pinot noir that displays immense ripeness and depth, plums, cherries, a full spice cupboard and a nutty oak sheen.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:03 EST 2012

2010 Ostler Caroline's Pinot Noir

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A ripe pinot that has a wealth of dark plum and cherry fruit on the nose; there's a deep sheen of spice and wet, chalky minerals here, striking terroir.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:02 EST 2012

2010 Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

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A brambly nose here, with plenty of summer berry fruits to offer, cherries and raspberries, some plums also in the mix, violets too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:02 EST 2012

2010 Wooing Tree Pinot Noir

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This vineyard sits plum in the midst of the region: some wild thyme, bright, brambly cherries and a distinctively floral violet streak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:02 EST 2012

2010 Carrick Pinot Noir

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Here's a lovely, bright, concentrated and darkly fruited pinot. This has lovely polish and a wealth of fine spice, chocolate and stylish oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:01 EST 2012

2010 Chard Farm Mata-Au Pinot Noir

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Sourced from Lowburn, this has a lovely mix of fragrant herbs, bouquet garni, strawberries and cherries, some light, toasty oak here too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:01 EST 2012

2010 Rock Ferry Central Otago Pinot Noir

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This has plenty of summer berry fruit, cherry compote and gentle herbs threaded through alongside gently spicy oak.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:00 EST 2012

2010 Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay

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A very nicely orchestrated wine that has pristine stone fruits and hints of citrus, some gentle nougat too; the lees characters are working on all levels here.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:10 EST 2012

2010 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay

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A very complex and convincing wine that shows immense complexity and freshness, really impressive, flinty, winemaker-derived allure, some toasty oak and lively, ripe peach and citrus...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:09 EST 2012

2011 Felton Road Pinot Noir Calvert

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A vineyard that is overseen by the Felton Road viticulture crew, this has a more earthy thread and shows some richer, darker fruits on the nose, more plums and black cherries; oak adds...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:09 EST 2012

2011 Felton Road Pinot Noir Cornish Point

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A bright and lightly fragrant wine that shows herbal elements with sweet whole-bunch herbs, poached summer berries and a lick of toasty oak in the mix too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:08 EST 2012

2009 Rippon Tinker's Field Mature Vine Pinot Noir

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The most finely detailed and complex of the three Rippon Vineyard pinot noirs, this has a beguiling mix of ripe cherry, dark schist minerals, graphite, sweet, whole, bunchy fragrance and...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:08 EST 2012

2009 Rippon Emma's Block Mature Vine Pinot Noir

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A deeper colour and a more assertive fruit impression on the nose. This has a lovely sheen of cinnamon and fine, flinty schist minerals; the oak adds some cedary dressing too.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:16:07 EST 2012