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2015 Nga Waka Three Paddles Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.55, RS < 1 g/L, $20, screwcap. Harvest Brix 23º-25º. 10% whole cluster. Total maceration 24 days. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 19% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Fruit aromas of black cherry and pomegranate are accompanied by savory notes of undergrowth and tobacco leaf. An easy drinking middleweight wine with good attack and finish, offering flavors of black cherry and blackberry. Charming, with silky tannins and noticeable toasty oak overlay. Score: 89. Reviewed August 6, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 Nga Waka Three Canoes Lease Block Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.57,TA 0.60, RS < 1 g/L, $40. Harvest Brix 25.2º. 10% whole cluster, total maceration 24 days. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 28% new. Vineyard planted in 1999 and this wine was sourced from a 1.8-acre block of Pinot Noir. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, fertile earth and clay arrive over time in the glass and become quite enticing. Mid weight plus core of blackberry fruit is accented with notes of spice and ash. Well-structured in the typical Martinborough manner, with a generous finish that urges another sip. The wine picks up interest over time in the glass, and is an age worthy, exceptional offering. Score: 93. Reviewed August 6, 2017 ARTICLE »



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