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Perfumed aromatics lead into a characteristic plummy, juicy density that typifies this area. The rich tannin...
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Boom! Bold, vibrant black cherries, raspberries, subtle thyme, espresso and toast all erupt from the glass. The nose...
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Rated 93 - Presents pretty clove, nutmeg and cardamom details that are a lovely complement to the sleek maraschino...
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Rated 94 - Initial reductive and smoky notes open up to red fruit, plum stones, olives, herbs and oyster mushrooms....
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Rated 96 - This has very attractive, ripe red-cherry and plum aromas with spicy and sappy complexity, sitting in such...
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Rated 95 - A perfumed nose of strawberries, sour cherries, raspberries, violets, vanilla and baking spices. It’s...
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Rated 93 - Very attractive hibiscus with sliced strawberries and orange peel aromas that follow through to a medium...
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Rated 94 - Lovely seductive aromas of perfectly ripe strawberries with fresh flowers and orange. Medium body, very...
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Rated 96 - A very energetic pinot with a fine line of tannins running through with a powdery texture. Medium-bodied...
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Rated 96 - Aromas of balsamic, spice, plum and dried strawberry. Medium to full body with round and fine tannins...
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Rated 95 - A dense and centrally focused red with a solid core of fruit with a ripeness and intensity. Lots of fruit....
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Rated 96 - This is on a prime trajectory, following on from the last two, excellent vintages. This ripe 2018 has such...
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Pinot Noir New Zealand Central Otago

Regularly described as being the grape varietal responsible for producing the world's most romantic wines, Pinot Noir has long been associated with elegance and a broad range of flavors The name means 'black pine' in French, and this is due to the fact that the fruit of this particular varietal is especially dark in color, and hangs in a conical shape, like that of a pine cone. Despite being grown today in almost every wine producing country, Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape variety to cultivate. This is because it is especially susceptible to various forms of mold and mildew, and thrives best in steady, cooler climates. However, the quality of the fruit has ensured that wineries and vintners have persevered with the varietal, and new technologies and methods have overcome many of the problems it presents. Alongside this, the wide popularity and enthusiasm for this grape has ensured it will remain a firm favorite amongst wine drinkers for many years to come.

As with nearby Australia, New Zealand has over the past century proven itself to be a superb location for producing high quality wines in vast amounts, with much of the cooler regions of both islands being used primarily for vine cultivation. New Zealand wineries are notable for their enthusiasm in regards to experimentation, and for utilizing modern technologies and methods to make the most of the imported grape varietals which flourish in the rich, fertile soils and oceanic climate. In recent years, it has been the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wines which have gained the most attention, as a result of their smoky character and ability to carry the mineral rich nature of the terroir they grow in. Changing consumer interests have brought about a considerable rise in the production of organic and sustainable wines in New Zealand, of which again, the Sauvignon Blanc varietals are leading the way in regards to excellence, flavor and overall character.

Being in the south of New Zealand's lower island, there is no question of the fact that Central Otago is the most southerly wine region on earth. However, despite its rather extreme positioning, the past century or so has proven that Central Otago is in fact something of an idyllic area for viticulture, being shielded by the harsh, oceanic climate by a mountain range which results in a favorable micro climate. Indeed, the region enjoys long, hot and dry summers followed by pleasant autumns, perfect for ripening grapes. This did not go unnoticed by early French settlers in the 19th century, and before long, vineyards were being planted on the sides of vast glacial valleys, and even the earliest results were promising. Today, Central Otago produces an impressive quantity of wine, mostly made with the ever-present Pinot Noir grape varietal, and exports it all over the world.