BEST BUY
Odyssey Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

NZ$26

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.

TREAT YOURSELF
Prophet’s Rock Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016

NZ$40

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.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Clyde Wine & Food Harvest Festival (Clyde)

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2017 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

Go to Advanced Wine Search to search the latest wine reviews from New Zealand Wines 2017, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.

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