Our examination of New Zealand pinot noir continues with regions from the South Island – Central Otago, Canterbury/Waipara, Nelson and the tiny Waitaki Valley. This follows our first tasting, of Marlborough and Wairarapa wines, in the previous issue.
In area and production, Central Otago dominates this uneven field. It’s usually the first region for New Zealand pinot noir to spring to the keen, involved drinker’s mind, but it didn’t have the running all its own way, as you’ll see below.
Tasting in this second look were educator and writer Peter Bourne, sommelier at Bibo Louella Mathews, writer, sommelier and proprietor of wine bar She Loves You Sophie Otton, wine judge and writer Toni Paterson MW and me, winemaking consultant Nick Bulleid MW. We tasted the wines, youngest to oldest, with the vintages identified but not the regions.
We were pleased to find that the Central offering is no longer dominated by ‘tadpole’ wines – wines with great initial flavour impact, full body, but not necessarily the length and complexity to match. The wines we found were generally finer, more poised and with greater length yet no lack of flavour.
The tasting was, as always blind, so it was significant that the sole representative of Waitaki would be the wine we gave the top mark. What’s more, it’s not a ‘big gun’, but more a fragrant, elegantly structured wine. This is a difficult region climatically but the results can clearly be excellent.
There’s excitement occurring in Canterbury/Waipara, too, with the pinots showing finer structures and tannins than on my last visit there in 2013. Many vineyards are on limestone soils and, in the north, are at higher altitude. Nestling in Tasman Bay in the north of the South Island, Nelson has the benefits of being sunny, highly maritime and spared the winds that often buffet Wellington.
Our two tastings showed there is a wide spectrum of wine styles in New Zealand pinot noir and good reason to explore the untried as well as the familiar.
2019 Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir (A$47/NZ$45) gained top points from Bourne. “Rich aromatics of red cherries and ripe plums with hints of mocha and all-spice. Fulsome palate with lush, plush flavours. Well-integrated acid and tannins combine to extend the finish.” I added “raspberry compote”, with other red fruit flavours. Good mid-palate flesh and a firm cut of tannin.
2018 Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir (A$80/NZ$80) showed predominately savoury characters on the nose, with char and cocoa prominent. Raspberry and other red fruits gain strength on the palate. There was also a light, stalky edge to the tannins, suggesting whole bunches in the fermentation. Bourne noted: “A bold bouquet of dark fruits with a whiff of mocha and cardamom. The palate is equally generous with lots of black cherry, boysenberry and blueberry flavours. A suggestion of astringency helps restrain the finish.”
Otton was a fan of the 2018 Amisfield Pinot Noir (A$55/NZ$50). “Finely woven, with redcurrant and raspberry fruit characters”, she began. “A complex hint of whole bunch, streamlined fruit, wonderfully layered depth.” I thought the nose was a bit closed to start, showing prominent oak, but the wine opened up, with sweet, red cherry flavours. There was good flesh, and the tannins, while distinct, supported the wine well. Give it time.
Paterson enthused over the “gorgeous, pure, perfumed red fruit” of the 2018 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$69/NZ$70). She noted: “Sweet, juicy, cherry and raspberry flavours on the palate with accents of vanilla bean. The mid-palate is supple, concentrated and tidy and there is pleasing warmth on the finish.” I found the wine somewhat firmer and thought the flesh was cut a bit short, but there was certainly plenty of red cherry flavour.
2018 Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir (A$92/NZ$49) was a little reticent on the nose at first, but the raspberry fragrance blossomed. The palate grew with air, too, showing plenty of flesh and balanced, tight tannins. Bourne wrote: “A savoury bouquet of cherry stone, raspberry leaf and fragrant spices. The palate is a carefully managed mélange of fruit, acid and tannin, which yields to a smooth, complete and harmonious finish.”
2019 Chard Farm Mata-Au Pinot Noir (A$60/NZ$45) started with a little reduction, which barely affected the scents of strawberry and oak. The palate had a pleasingly light touch, with delicate red fruits and a brush of oak tannin. Paterson admired the savoury accents. “A fine-tailored, detailed wine ... ethereal in nature with attractive raspberry and redcurrant flavours and a taut, bright, crunchy finish. I like its poise and energy,” she noted.
The second offering from Chard Farm – 2018 Chard Farm The Tiger Pinot Noir (A$85/NZ$70) – also caught Paterson’s eye. “A beautifully fragrant wine with alluring, ethereal cherry notes. The palate opens nicely with air to reveal pristine redcurrant and cherry flavours. The acidity’s bright and the wine has excellent length. A fine-boned, fruit-focused, engaging wine that is a pleasure to drink.” I loved its fine, perfumed red cherry nose, with suggestions of pot pourri. The palate shows similar finesse, building intense strawberry flavours, to finish with beautifully fine tannins and good length. Great potential.
There was a little development already appearing in the 2018 Chard Farm Viper Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$85/NZ$79). Otton described: “Ripe red berry fruits with hints of dried herb and leaf. Complex secondary characters with delicate nuanced fruit, earthy and savoury to finish.” Those complex overtones added savoury elements to the nose, while the palate retained its raspberry flavours and elegant structure. The wine should age beautifully.
2019 Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir (A$47/NZ$43) was perfumed and fine on the nose, with raspberry, a little strawberry and some savoury, ‘cool’, mildly vegetal characters from whole-bunch inclusions. The palate was similarly elegant, the sweet fruit flavours building and fine tannins to finish. Paterson thought it, “A stylish, aromatically complex wine with pure fruit and hints of herb. Medium intensity. Red fruit and green flecks dance their way through the palate. It’s a refined, poised and bright wine that is utterly delicious. Underlying savouriness adds charm.”
Like its partner, 2014 Charteris The Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$75/NZ$70) showed elegance, retaining strawberry aromas in spite of its age. Bourne thought maturity was the key. “A complete and complex pinot. An amalgam of red and black fruits set the scene with a savoury profile and well-integrated tannins carefully framing the abundant fruit. At its peak – and enjoyably so.” The palate had good flesh before a light cut of tannin dried the finish.
2018 Clonal Brothers Amen Break Zebra Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$28) started with sweet, cherry aromas and pleasant fragrance, accompanied with a touch of reduction. “A complex wine with layers of intrigue,” Paterson wrote. “Incense, earth and dried meat add interest to the concentrated red and dark fruit. The palate is structural and savoury with a stylish core. It has intense fruit flavour without fruit sweetness. The puckering quality to the acid/tannin interplay on the finish will have you coming back for more.”
Mathews enjoyed the 2017 Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir (A$109/NZ$115) describing it as “a richer style” of pinot noir. She noted: “Dominant dark fruit – cherry skin, blackberries – turned earth and dark chocolate. Acidity is fresh and moreish lifting the darker tones in the wine.” I found it very complex, with cedar and coffee notes, also a little reduction. For all this, the wine was round and well-balanced, with plenty of distinctive flavour.
2019 Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir (A$125/NZ$109) had slightly darker fruits than the Calvert, below, but similarly rich fruit with wonderful depth of cherry and berries, and full in the mouth, with plenty of balanced tannin. Otton noted: “Expressive floral aromas and fruit intensity. Cherry, plum and rosehip, beautifully composed. Fine tannins with a taut svelte structure.”
Otton also gave the 2019 Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir (A$125/NZ$109) high marks. “An engagingly complex nose and palate. Depth and freshness, red berry fruits with hints of garden herb, mossy earth and autumn leaf. Harmonious, detailed and supremely elegant.” I found strawberry and lots of sweet fruit and flesh, with balanced acidity and fine tannins.
2019 Maude Pinot Noir (A$42/NZ$38) received universal acclaim. Mathews summed it up: “A subtle yet alluring nose of red berries, star anise and dried rose petals. The palate is focused, with integrated chalky tannins and a green peppercorn finish.” I thought the wine had a sense of purity, with red cherry and raspberry fragrance. It was fine in style, with good balance and line through the mouth, and a nice touch of acidity.
Meanwhile, the 2018 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir (A$55/NZ$47) split the panel. Otton spoke in support, finding “intense aromas, sour cherry and game. A broody, savoury wine with textural fruit depth and structured, green tea-like tannins.” I thought those tannins left the wine unbalanced, accentuated by a little reduction, although I liked the red fruit core.
2016 Mt Difficulty Long Gully Pinot Noir (A$105/NZ$190) was an intriguing combination of youthful red berries and more complex, savoury characters, like leather, earth and cedar. For all that, Paterson thought it, “A well-balanced wine with good energy. It is fresh and juicy, and pleasing grapefruit pith accents add interest to the palate. Plenty of flavour. Generous and spirited.” It finished with a dry grip, but the flavour carried well.
The third of the trio, 2017 Mt Difficulty Packspur Lowburn Valley Pinot Noir (A$72/NZ$75) had a complex nose of sweet fruits, pot-pourri fragrance and a little cedar from development. It was ripe and round in the mouth, with fine tannins and a nice, refreshing touch of acidity. Bourne wrote: “Dark plum and boysenberry aromas set the scene with lots of concentrated dark berry fruits and abundant spices. Generosity is the key here. Plenty of power but an overall sense of balance. Duck confit, please.”
2016 Mount Edward Muirkirk Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$120/NZ$75) had plenty of rich, sweet-fruited fragrance and a sense of completeness. Slight, dried herbal complexity appeared in the flavours and there was a distinct grip to the tannins. Bourne told us: “Light and lithe is the key to this highly polished pinot. That said, there’s no lack of structure nor fruit intensity. A compelling sense of balance and a long, everlasting finish.”
“There’s plenty happening here,” Bourne exclaimed, on tasting the 2018 Mount Edward Pinot Noir (A$60/NZ$49). “Lots of dark berry aromas backed by carob-like spice. Alcohol warms the mouth but there’s ample flavour to keep things in balance. A generous style.” I noted redcurrant and green herb fragrance, suggesting some whole bunches in the fermentation. I found it taut, with a light stemmy grip, but enough flesh to carry through.
2019 Mud House Single Vineyard Claim 431 Pinot Noir (A$33/NZ$33) received a good review from Otton, who recorded, “Gamey, complex aromas. Forest floor, rosehip and fleshy fruit. Briary, with superb structural grape tannin. Quite muscular and savoury to close.” I thought there was good flesh, with hints of cherry and subtle herbal overtones, and a good drive of acidity that added to the finish.
2018 Nanny Goat Basket-Case Pinot Noir (A$89/NZ$85) was an intriguing wine. Paterson hit the mark. “An unusual, edgy, yet charming wine, with distinct green notes and a fabulously juicy palate,” she wrote. “I like the green herb and orange peel notes that sit alongside the plush cherry fruit and vanilla accents. Cool and refreshing, with great energy and tension on the close.” The nose and flavours were intensely red fruited, lifted by a slight balsamic overtone, yet the tannins were fine and balanced.
Conversely, the 2019 Nanny Goat Super Nanny Pinot Noir (A$69/NZ$65) tended more to dark fruits and a denser structure. Mathews noted: “Maraschino cherry and rose petals on the nose. The palate strong and structured with chalky tannins, tart red berries and a refreshing acidity driving the finish.” The wine gave a sensation of density. It was full-bodied, with rich flavours and firm, even big tannins, although these were balanced.
The garnet colour of the 2016 Peregrine Pinot Noir (A$48/NZ$45) suggested age, and yet there was generous plum and other dark fruits. Otton noted, “Complex maturity, with gamy dark red fruits, nuances of blood orange and cassia bark. Beautiful depth and control.” It’s rich and full in the mouth with plenty of soft tannin. And close to ready now.
Dark fruits were also evident in the 2018 Prophet’s Rock Cuvée Aux Antipodes Pinot Noir (A$242/NZ$193), with Bourne describing it as having a dark colour and “equally dark flavours – plum, mulberry and boysenberry”. He wrote: “Lush and potent, the abundant ripe fruit flavours are smartly clothed in cedary oak. A real crowd-pleaser.” I thought a hint of reduction added complexity without detracting, while fresh acidity kept all in check. Paterson added, “layered and sumptuous. Old World savoury”.
2018 Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$90/NZ$85) was one of Mathews’ top wines. “Love the skeletal structure of this wine,” she began. “The fine-boned tannins really drive the palate, supported by slinky red berries, pot-pourri and brown button mushrooms. Effortlessly elegant.” The palate was quite fine, but redcurrant and red cherry flavours built intensity, expanding towards the finish.
The 2018 Quartz Reef Single Ferment Pinot Noir (A$53/NZ$49) gained top points from Otton, who thought it “brimming with summer berry fruit”. She also told us: “This is plush and velvety, contained by fresh acidity. Alive in the mouth, lithe and silky to finish.” Fragrant, sweet fruits and oak spices combined effortlessly and the supple palate was matched by a fine tannin grip.
Mathews also rated the 2019 Rockburn The Art Pinot Noir (A$75/NZ$96). “An inviting nose of silky raspberry, vanilla bean and dried violets. The palate was a delight, with the same opulence as the nose, slight pepperiness and a long finish. A great balance between acidity, ripe fruit, tannin and oak.” Paterson and I thought the wine would have been better with less new oak, although I did recognise the oak’s quality.
One of our top-rating wines was the 2019 Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Pinot Noir (A$80/NZ$96) – a great example of ‘new Central Otago’. Bourne spoke up: “Lifted aromas of red cherry and cranberry with a hint of ginger-spiced rhubarb. The palate is precise, linear and taut, with charry oak adding a layer of complexity.” The fragrance was most impressive, leading to a beautifully poised, silky palate, with hints of strawberry. The tannins were very fine and this wine has great length.
Paterson thought the 2019 Rockburn Eleven Barrels Parkburn Pinot Noir (A$80/NZ$96) similarly refined. “A high-quality wine with good fruit purity supported by fine oak. It is inviting from the start, with alluring dark cherry notes, plus hints of cranberry and faint herb. The mid-palate has excellent energy and concentration with appropriate tension. Bright, yet balanced acidity and the finish is long. A youthful, primary wine that will develop gracefully with time in bottle.” There was little I could add other than I thought the oak flavours more prominent than in the Eight Barrels.
The fourth wine in the Rockburn stable – 2019 Rockburn Pinot Noir (A$50/NZ$45) – was already showing a nice balance of the sweet and the savoury. Bourne found, “Lifted perfume of crushed strawberry, cranberry and autumnal leaves. Restrained palate with delicate red fruit flavours and sweet spices – star anise and cinnamon bark. Poise and tantalising tension define the finish. Will improve over the short-term.” I thought it needed a little time to open up, but there was good depth of flavour to build with,.
The 2018 Te Kano Pinot Noir (NZ$49) impressed Bourne, who wrote: “Vibrant red fruits – raspberry and cherry – lead the way with an undertone of earthy spices. The hi-toned palate exudes purity and precision with power and drive accelerating to the finish.” I noted redcurrant, more savoury ‘fruits’ like rhubarb and some bunchy fragrance. The sweet fruit flavours were matched by a light stemmy grip. A wine that will gain complexity in bottle.
2016 Terra Sancta Single Block Shingle Beach Pinot Noir (A$47/NZ$47) appealed to Paterson, who noted, “Attractive dried cherry aromas with a hint of sage. The palate is rounded and supple, bursting with soft, sweet fruit. I like the voluminous nature of the strawberry fruit, as well as the gentle yet bright nature of the palate.” I found savoury, slightly earthy overtones from development, with a little raspberry leaf that accompanied a slightly herbal tannin grip.
Check out the great website for the 2018 Two Paddocks The Fusilier Proprietor’s Reserve Bannockburn Pinot Noir (NZ$85). Regarding the wine itself, Paterson thought it “stylish”. She wrote: “Distinctly savoury in its flavour profile, with elegant fruit and high, integrated acidity. Notes of pastry, lemon, tamarillo and rhubarb. Fabulous length of flavour channelled by fine acidity.” I found the oak rather prominent, but there was a distinct red fruit perfume, with strawberry and redcurrant. This wine will build in bottle.
The first of our three Central Otago wines from Valli, the 2016 Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$76) beautifully combined sweet fruits and cedary development. Ripe red plums were to the fore, with a full body assisted by good weight from alcohol. Bourne wrote: “Delicacy defines the nose, with goji berries, raspberry and lots of dried herbs like wild thyme. The palate exhibits the same restraint yet there’s lots happening here with pumice-like tannins, refreshing acidity and a nice touch of cedarwood spice. In a word – ethereal.”
Meanwhile Otton was enthusiastic about the 2016 Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$76). “Deep-set buoyant fruit on the nose. Dense and compressed in the mouth, with briary, boysenberry fruit and notes of carob and clove. Allow some time for this to develop in the glass.” I agreed on the savoury characters, noting even a hint of camphor, which combined well with the bold dark fruits. The tannins were chunky, but the fruit carried them.
2016 Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$76) also pleased Otton. She wrote: “Secondary aromas, dried fruit, figs and goji berry. Well balanced and even with fine tannin and hints of cool mountain herb. Deliciously savoury and tight-knit – a dense wine that needs air.” I liked the generous, red plum flavours. It was full in the mouth, with plenty of sweet fruit and balanced tannins.
The 2016 Wooing Tree Sandstorm Reserve Pinot Noir (A$140/NZ$85) showed a nice combination of sweet, ripe red plum aromas with cedar from well-married oak and development. Bourne noted, “A powerful bouquet of damson plums, boysenberries and ripe mulberries. The same succulent fruit flavours are echoed on the palate with a lift of charry oak. Despite the potency, there’s a real sense of harmony on the finish.” Harmony is definitely needed at a wooing tree.
Our sole sample from Nelson, the 2017 Neudorf Tom’s Block Pinot Noir, Nelson (A$33/NZ$36), had unusual and welcome complexity. Mathews enjoyed it, writing: “Toasty, nutty, with Burgundian style reduction creating some interest on the nose. The palate equally as enticing with silky red berries, dried sage, autumn leaves and oak-driven spice.” I also found ripe plums and a little forest floor on its generous nose. The palate was full and round, with good flesh and distinctly savoury flavours.
“This wine is all about opulence,” Mathews wrote of the 2016 Bell Hill Pinot Noir (A$190/NZ$125). It certainly stood out for me, with its fabulous fragrance of strawberries and pot-pourri, plus a hint of char adding a savoury note. I found the palate supremely elegant, charming in fact, with fine balance and beautiful length. Mathews also noted: “The fruit is silky and round, with strawberries and raspberries on both nose and palate. Integrated oak notes of vanilla bean and cinnamon spice with a lingering finish of forest floor and dried violets.” This is the deserved result of dedication to a newly discovered, highly individual site.
2015 Greystone Thomas Brothers’ Pinot Noir (A$120/NZ$120) found all-round support. “A complete wine with good density, softness and concentration,” Paterson wrote. “Intense blood plum and dark cherry flavours nestled within a fleshy, rounded palate. The tannins are fine and nicely woven into the fabric of the wine. Acidity gives appropriate freshness and brightness.”
The 2018 Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir (A$85/NZ$75) is a wine of charm, more than power. It had a delicate raspberry perfume followed by a complementary fine, poised palate. The balance and fine tannins followed suit. Otton found: “Attractive secondary characters of orange peel, pot pourri and brown spices. A complex array of sous bois fruits with lingering flavours.”
2012 Muddy Water Hare’s Breath Pinot Noir (A$75/NZ$75) has a beautifully complex nose with perfumed, leather handbag supported by distinct red fruits. The palate has red plum-like generosity and plenty of fine tannin to match. Otton told us, “wonderful complexity. Gamy, rich and opulent. Fertile earth, forest mushroom and miso characters sweetened by silky cushions of berry fruit. Gracefully aged, with all its elements in place.” A real treat, and there are no signs of the wine fading yet.
The panel was universally in support of the 2016 Valli Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir (A$76). Paterson reported: “A gorgeous nose with sweet cherry aromas, savoury notes and a little scented pot pourri. The palate has excellent energy, with tart plum flavours and faint herbal tones. The fruit is soft and plush, and acidity bright.” For me, the most striking feature was the perfect balance, with continuity, gentle finish and length. An outstanding wine.
96 2018 Chard Farm The Tiger Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$85/NZ$70
96 2016 Valli Waitaki Vineyard Pinot Noir, Waitaki Valley, A$76
95 2018 Mount Edward Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$60/NZ$49
95 2019 Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$80/NZ$96
94 2015 Greystone Thomas Brothers' Pinot Noir, North Canterbury, A$120/NZ$120
94 2019 Maude Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$42/NZ$38
94 2016 Valli Bannockburn Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$76
93 2019 Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$47/NZ$45
93 2018 Amisfield Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$55/NZ$50
93 2018 Clonal Brothers Amen Break Zebra Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$28
93 2019 Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$125/NZ$109
93 2019 Mud House Single Vineyard Claim 431 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$33/NZ$33
93 2018 Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$90/NZ$85
93 2018 Quartz Reef Single Ferment Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$53/NZ$49
93 2018 Te Kano Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ$49
92 2016 Bell Hill Pinot Noir, North Canterbury, A$190/NZ$125
92 2018 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$69/NZ$70
92 2014 Charteris The Winter Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$75/NZ$70
92 2017 Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$109/NZ$115
92 2019 Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$125/NZ$109
92 2016 Peregrine Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$48/NZ$45
92 2019 Rockburn Pinot Noir, Centreal Otago, A$50/NZ$45
91 2018 Amisfield Breakneck Reserve Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$80/NZ$80
91 2018 Chard Farm Viper Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$85/NZ$79
91 2019 Rockburn 11 Barrels Parkburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$80/NZ$96
91 2016 Terra Sancta Single Block Shingle Beach Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$47/NZ$47
91 2016 Valli Gibbston Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$76
90 2017 Neudorf Tom’s Block Pinot Noir, Nelson, A$33/NZ$36
90 2018 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$55/NZ$47
90 2017 Mt Difficulty Packspur Lowburn Valley Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$72/NZ$75
90 2012 Muddy Water Hare's Breath Pinot Noir, Waipara, A$75/NZ$75
90 2016 Valli Bendigo Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$76
90 2016 Wooing Tree Sandstorm Reserve Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$140/NZ$85
89 2018 Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$92/NZ$49
89 2019 Chard Farm Mata-Au Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$60/NZ$45
89 2019 Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$47/NZ$43
89 2018 Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir, North Canterbury, A$85/NZ$75
89 2016 Mt Difficulty Long Gully Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$105/NZ$90
89 2016 Mount Edward Muirkirk Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$120/NZ$75
89 2018 Nanny Goat Basket-Case Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$89/NZ$85
89 2019 Nanny Goat Super Nanny Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$69/NZ$65
89 2018 Prophet’s Rock Cuvée Aux Antipodes Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$242/NZ$193
89 2019 Rockburn The Art Pinot Noir, Central Otago, A$75/NZ$96
89 2018 Two Paddocks The Fusilier Proprietor’s Reserve Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago, NZ$85