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OSTLER CAROLINE’S WAITAKI PINOT NOIR 2018 750ML

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Moderately deep, dark garnet-hued ruby-red colour with light bricking on edge. This has an elegant, penetrating bouquet with fine and intense aromas of savoury red berry fruits entwined with complex secondary dried herb, undergrowth and mushroom notes and cedary, minerally nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly structured with succulent, savoury red berry fruits and dried herb complexities. The mouthfeel is lively and lacy from good acidity, and follows a very fine-grained tannin line. This has richness allied to acid raciness, with a refined core, and the flavours flow with energy and drive to a very long, sustained, savoury fruited, gamey finish. This is an elegant and succulent Pinot Noir with a racy mouthfeel, fine line and savoury development flavours. Serve with poultry, pork and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5+ years.

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Gold London IWC 2020

‘Outstanding’ (96/100) Cameron Douglas MS

5 stars (96/100) Sam Kim’s Wine Orbit

5 Stars (19.5/20) Raymond Chan Wine Reviews by Candice Chow

The wine has a compelling bright, crimson/purple colour. Aromatically it is profound, showing some of the classic cool-climate Pinot characters of cranberry and dark cherry. There are exotic spice and a lovely mossy earthiness.  Intriguing brown spice notes, anise & cinnamon with a tasty lick of black pepper emerge as a regional characteristic in the Waitaki. In the mouth the wine is sublime, in its extreme youth it feels energetic and vital, much like a young Burgundy. There is tension, fine grained, powdery tannins, crunchy acid and gently warming alcohol which provide a textural framework for the wine to express this amazing site. It is without doubt the finest Pinot Noir we have ever made.  Jeff Sinnott, Winemaker

Our first 98 point wine (Ray Jordan in The West Australian), but a bevy of 96 and 97 points plus Gold in the London IWC, supports our contention!!!

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