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Nanny Goat Vineyard, Central Otago, Pinot Noir

Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand, 2015

Open Wine Restaurant, 16th November 2018, Lunchtime

Undoubtedly the best value for money Pinto Noir in the breathtakingly good but expensive region of Central Otago, a region of extremes in climate, terroir and viticulture. I have stated for decades that it is the finest Pinot Noir region outside Burgundy, producing high quality wines that are both unique and exceptional.

The 2015 Nanny Goat Vineyard Pinot Noir is showing evolved, complex fruit characters of blood plum, black cherry and wild strawberry with hints of cedar, pan fried shiitake and five spice. The palate has softened with a bit of time and little eddies of ripe flavours swirl across the palate supported by notes of spice, oak and still vibrant acidity.

This is a wine full of charm and allure that is drinking just beautifully right at the moment.

Drink with small game, country terrine, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or a red curry duck.

 

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