Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Central Otago "Le Maitre" Pinot Noir 2015, Gibbston Valley


Planted in the mid-1980s this wine features a portrait of the founder of the Gibbston Valley winery. For people interested in understanding the future potential of the region this is one of the essential wines to collect due to the age of the vines compared to most other plantings. This pinot has a charming nose of mixed red berries accompanied by floral aromas of hawthorn, clover, orange blossom and honeysuckle.  Right cherry and raspberry flavours presented in an elegant structure with fine tannins reminiscent of a very good Chambolle premier cru. A really impressive wine among the top three tasted in the region. Cellar door price of NZ$100 (€68) which means it competes at high end premier cru and low end grand cru for the favour of your wallet.

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