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  • Pinot noir with complexity, richness and a price tag that won’t put you in the red.

    Issue 3911 23rd Apr 2015

    Can you buy a good, satisfying pinot noir for less than $25? Most of the big names command $40 or more, although plenty of vibrantly fruity, simple pinot noirs are on the shelves at less than $20. The good news is that if you’re prepared to pay a bit more than $20, you can find pinot noirs with complexity and richness of flavour – but you need to choose carefully. Here are some of the best buys. Main Divide Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2012 (4/5 stars) From Pegasus Bay, this red is as good as many producers’ top labels. Matured for 18 months in French oak barriques, it has …
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