Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2019
"Delicately aromatic pinot noir with gentle violet, floral and fresh herb flavours."Bob Campbell MW
Two Paddocks' Pinot Noir is the estate's flagship Pinot - an elegant, organically grown, barrel selection from the estate vineyards.
Grapes are sourced from the four Neill family Central Otago vineyards: The Fusilier (Bannockburn), The Last Chance and The Red Bank (Alexandra), and The First Paddock (Gibbston). Fruit was hand-harvested to ensure quality and the wine was aged in French barriques for 10 months.
Two Paddocks was established by the actor Sam Neill in 1993, who simply wanted to produce a good Pinot Noir to be enjoyed by his family and friends. The certified organic estate has since grown into a great winery with The First Paddock being added to by three other superbly sited vineyard sites in the Alexandra and Bannockburn districts of Central Otago, New Zealands most southerly wine region.
This beautifully-sited boutique estate is obsessed with crafting serious Pinot Noir and Riesling while, on the other hand, not taking themselves too seriously.
"A blend of organic estate wines from Bannockburn, Earnsclough and Gibbston. Delicately aromatic pinot noir with gentle violet, floral and fresh herb flavours. Elegant and accessible but with development potential."Bob Campbell MW
95 POINTS - Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (Nick Stock), Aug 2018
92 POINTS - James Suckling Wine Reviews, Nov 2017
91 POINTS - Wine Spectator Insider (MaryAnn Worobiec), Dec 2017
5 STARS - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines 2018
89 POINTS - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Joe Czerwinski), Feb 2018
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Always more to learn about Central Otago pinot by John Saker, Feb 2017
Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2016: "The intriguing evolution of this wine (and winemaker Dean Shaw) continues with this red fruit-dominant juicy rendition. It has haunting scents, together with great real energy and length."
5 STARS - Bob Campbell MW
Aromatically expressive, with a lovely bramble fruit spectrum, dried herbs and dark spice. Wonderfully elegant, textured palate, with underlying minerality and a super long finish. A class act.