Two Paddocks Pinot Noir Central Otago 2018

Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
WE 94
JS 93
13.0% ABV
Item # 338065

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750ml
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94 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$56 list] This is a beautifully approachable yet complex wine from this boutique, biodynamically farmed estate, owned by actor Sam Neill with a talented winemaking and viticulture team spearheaded by Dean Shaw and Mike Wing, respectively. The nose conjures images of cherry pie cooling on a windowsill, a rosebush blooming from the sun-warmed soil beneath. Savory, sappy tannins wind around silky, high-toned fruit in the mouth. A tightrope walk of balance of power and elegance with crunchy acidity to break the fall. Drink now–2028. (May 2020)"

93 points James Suckling: "An impressively complex nose here with a very fresh and juicy, red-cherry and berry nose that offers such alluring style. The palate has a succulent and juicy feel with a plush, toasted-spice and ripe, red-cherry core. Made from organically grown grapes. Firmish finish. Try from 2021. Screw cap. (10/16/19)"

Producer notes: "The flagship from Two Paddocks – an organically grown barrel selection from the estate properties. In 2018 this wine was produced from the four Neill family vineyards, 27% The Fusilier (Bannockburn), 22% The Last Chance (Alexandra), 29% The Red Bank (Alexandra) and 22% The First Paddock (Gibbston). These small sites are high-density planted in a range of clonal material cropped to under 5 Ton per hectare with most vineyard practices carried out by hand. Tasting Notes: This wine shows black currant, ripe red plum fruit and spicy aromatics following through to a rich plush but elegantly textured mouthfeel with great density, persistence and poise."
94 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$56 list] This is a beautifully approachable yet complex wine from this boutique, biodynamically farmed estate, owned by actor Sam Neill with a talented winemaking and viticulture team spearheaded by Dean Shaw and Mike Wing, respectively. The nose conjures images of cherry pie cooling on a windowsill, a rosebush blooming from the sun-warmed soil beneath. Savory, sappy tannins wind around silky, high-toned fruit in the mouth. A tightrope walk of balance of power and elegance with crunchy acidity to break the fall. Drink now–2028. (May 2020)"

93 points James Suckling: "An impressively complex nose here with a very fresh and juicy, red-cherry and berry nose that offers such alluring style. The palate has a succulent and juicy feel with a plush, toasted-spice and ripe, red-cherry core. Made from organically grown grapes. Firmish finish. Try from 2021. Screw cap. (10/16/19)"

Producer notes: "The flagship from Two Paddocks – an organically grown barrel selection from the estate properties. In 2018 this wine was produced from the four Neill family vineyards, 27% The Fusilier (Bannockburn), 22% The Last Chance (Alexandra), 29% The Red Bank (Alexandra) and 22% The First Paddock (Gibbston). These small sites are high-density planted in a range of clonal material cropped to under 5 Ton per hectare with most vineyard practices carried out by hand. Tasting Notes: This wine shows black currant, ripe red plum fruit and spicy aromatics following through to a rich plush but elegantly textured mouthfeel with great density, persistence and poise."
Product SKU 338065
Producer Two Paddocks
Country New Zealand
Region Central Otago
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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