Our Trans-Tasman Pinot Noir Collection includes six wines, three each from Australia and New Zealand. When Pinot Noir is your year-round red you want a regular survey of the Pinot scene on both sides of the Tasman.The brief to our buyers was clear and simple: put together a collection with equal regard to quality and value. We’re thrilled with the result, and we think you will be too. This pack enables you to audition -- at well under $25 per bottle -- a number of potential ‘house Pinots’ and order more of the wine or wines you like best.
One bottle each of...
Nor’wester by Greystone Pinot Noir 2016
Rochford Estate Pinot Noir 2017
Clyde Park Pinot Noir 2017
Fox by John Belsham Pinot Noir 2015
Oakridge Over the Shoulder Pinot Noir 2017
Three Paddles by Nga Waka Pinot Noir 2016
"Appealing, supple Pinot Noir with cherry, plum, wood smoke, licorice and spice oak flavours. Nga Waka's second label offers first label quality and is a relative bargain at this price. Deliciously accessible wine, Drink now to 2022." 91 points, Bob Campbell MW, Real Review (9/2017).
"Light, fresh pinot noir with bright, cherry, violet and raspberry flavours plus a hint of spice. Simple, accessible, undemanding wine for all occasions." 88 Points, Bob Campbell MW
"Elegant, precise, poised pinot noir with bright cherry, red rose and subtle spice flavours. The wine has an appealing purity and balance. It's not a blockbuster but it does have good power and intensity." 93 points, Bob Campbell
"From all five blocks/seven clones of the estate vineyard, 25% whole-bunch pressed and open-fermented. This is the cat's whiskers, making you itch to taste the individual block wines. Deep, bright crimson-purple, its flavours are strung along a high tensile wire of foresty notes ex whole bunches, dripping satsuma plum and strawberry, curtailed and balanced by savoury notes and fine tannins on the finish." 96 Points, James Halliday
"From three vineyards, hand-picked, chilled overnight, 90% whole-berry fermented, a 10% whole bunch component blended in. Bright crimson-purple; a sign of great things to come from the '17 vintage in the Yarra Valley. A beautiful pinot for drinking now or later. Long, pure cherry plum fruit; fine tannins. Great value." 95 points, James Halliday
"40yo vines 50/50% Upper/Lower Yarra Valley, wild yeast open-fermented, 20% whole bunches, 14-22 days on skins, matured 10 months in barrel (20% new). Fuller, richer and more conventional, the whole bunches have less impact on the colour, the aromas and flavours, here black cherry and plum beating the pinot drum with gay abandon. Very good now, even better to come." 95 Points, James Halliday