Central Otago Pinot Noir: panel tasting results

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Based on the statistics, New Zealand’s star Pinot Noir region again excelled, but our expert judges were left wanting more fireworks. Nevertheless 37 wines were rated Highly Recommended or above. See them all here...
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Central Otago Pinot Noir, Wooing Tree Sandstorm Reserve Cromwell 2010
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Wooing Tree, Sandstorm Reserve, Cromwell 2010
Decanter average score:
17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores: Melanie Brown 17 Roger Jones 17.5 Philip Tuck 17.5
Price £55.95–£56.50 Seckford, Slurp, The Wine Cellar,
The Drinkshop
Complex nose without being overly fruity or floral. Soft and seductive silky mouthfeel with a vanilla note. The palate is well structured with sufficient concentration and weight to keep quite well.
Drink 2014–2020
Alc 14%

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Central Otago Pinot Noir, Wooing Tree Sandstorm Reserve Cromwell 2010
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