Brodie, Black and Rippon all in Jamie Goode’s Top NZ Pinot selection

by Charles Lea

Dr Jamie Goode, who writes on his own website, 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!