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OSTLER Caroline’s Pinot Noir 2016

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  • Gold medal (International Wine Challenge), Gold medal (NZ Wine of the Year Awards), Gold medal (NZ Int’l Wine Show), 96/100 (Bob Campbell MW) 4 1/2 Stars (Michael Cooper)
  • From one of NZ’s coolest and most exciting new wine regions – the Waitaki Valley (between Canterbury and Otago)
  • “Class act with developing potential. Ostler is rapidly gaining a reputation for being a hero in this exciting region” (Bob Campbell MW)

 

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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 bevvy of 96 and 97 points plus Gold in the London IWC, supports our contention!!!

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