Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015


Certified organic, this great value Pinot Noir was estate-grown in the Brancott Valley and matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new). Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, with excellent depth of youthful, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity, and a backbone of fine-grained tannins. An ageworthy red, likely to be at its best from 2019 onwards, it’s already delicious.

Prophet’s Rock Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016


Full of personality, this classy, attractively scented wine was estate-grown and hand-harvested at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and handled with some use of old oak, it is a fleshy, complex, off-dry style with concentrated, peachy flavours, hints of apples and lychees, a slightly creamy texture, and a real sense of youthful drive. Drink now or cellar.


Clyde Wine & Food Harvest Festival (Clyde)

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2017 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

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The best red wines under $20

Don’t let anyone tell you there aren’t any good local pinot noirs for under $20, $25 or $30. 18 August 2017