Greywacke Pinot Noir 2016 Marlborough

This is a great wine - the bouquet is packed with complexity and distinctiveness - aromas of wild red flowers and plum, layers of wood and lees spices, mushroom and white smoke, cherry and baking spices. Equally complex on the palate - even more so - textures of silk are contrasted by chalky tannins, a core of red berry fruits contrasted by acidity, flavours of baking spices and stones, balanced, and well made. A lengthy wine with no need for food. If food is a must then char-grilled blue-cod dusted with porcini powder served with a butter, cream and leek sauce.

97 Points

Cameron Douglas