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2010 Pegasus Bay PRIMA DONNA Pinot Noir

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Glance at the NZ Pinot Noir leaderboard over the the last decade, and one name you'll consistently see in the top five is Pegasus Bay's superb Prima Donna.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:27 EST 2012

2010 Tohu Rore Reserve Pinot Noir

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There's meaty dark cherry fruit on the nose of this pinot, some toasty oak and the beginnings of earthy, savoury elements.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:26 EST 2012

2011 Spy Valley Pinot Noir

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Bright, spiced cherry and red berry fruits on the nose, showing lovely clarity to their aromas. Shaped nicely on the palate with vivid fruit characters, spice, a touch of roast game and...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:26 EST 2012

2010 Huia Pinot Noir

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This deeply coloured pinot from Huia also shows deep fruit flavours on the palate, with dark cherry and plum, along with a fair lick of undergrowth and forest floor nuance.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:53 EST 2012

2011 Red Claw Pinot Gris

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From a super-cool year, this has restrained, crisp, fresh apple and pear fruit, with attractive, light floral perfume.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:05 EST 2012

2011 Penfolds Bin 51 Riesling

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Peter Gago rates this as a triumph of the 2011 vintage. A blend of the High Eden and Woodbury vineyards, it has a pristine lemon citrus crystals and spice nose that delivers some sweet...

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:14 EST 2012

2010 Nautilus Pinot Noir

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Nautilus has impressed over recent vintages, with flavourful Pinot Noirs that show great, flavourful fruit profiles and structure.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:52 EST 2012

2010 Mount Riley 17 Valley Pinot Noir

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Hints of forest floor and Asian spice segue with the ripe red cherry and plummy fruit on the palate, along with hints of Peking duck, red licorice and soy sauce.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:52 EST 2012

2011 Craggy Range Calvert Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Craggy Range does Pinot well. Crunchy red fruits are on display: red cherry and plum, with cranberry and raspberry providing the lift.

Drink | Nick Stock | Thu Nov 29 04:17:51 EST 2012

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 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