Dr Jamie Goode, who writes on his own website www.wineanorak.com, has written an extensive report on his favourite New Zealand Pinot Noirs, and three of our producers are included.
At 95 points
Rippon Tinker’s Field Pinot Noir 2010 Central Otago, New Zealand
Lovely perfume: fine, refined and expressive with cherries and plums. The palate is fine with ripe fruit, good depth and plenty of elegance. 95/100
and at 94 points
Black Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Waipara, New Zealand
Supple, fine and cherryish with nice texture. Very smooth and ripe with nice depth. Good weight, too. 94/100
Brodie Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Martinborough, New Zealand
Lovely smooth, pure, silky, rich Pinot with elegant, ripe, smooth and sweet black cherry fruit. Brilliantly smooth mouthfeel. Fine and rich. 94/100
These have got to be tried!