94 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Natural: Organic

$56.99 $49.99 elsewhere $56.99

Regions : Central Otago

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The flagship from Two Paddocks – an organically grown barrel selection from the estate properties.  In 2016 this wine was produced from the four Neill family Central Otago vineyards. These small sites are high-density planted in a range of clonal material cropped to under 5 Tonne per hectare with most vineyard practices carried out by hand.  As in the vineyard, the wine is hand crafted using traditional methods including a 25% whole bunch, indigenous fermentation and hand plunging.  Maturation is in French barriques for 10 months, using a mix of older and new (20%) barrels.

Estate Vineyard composition: 68% The Fusilier – Bannockburn, 13% – The Last Chance – Earnscleugh (Alexandra), 13% The Red Bank – Earnscleugh (Alexandra) and 6% The First Paddock – Gibbston.

Aromatically this wine exhibits dried herb with a dark spice and bramble fruit spectrum, leading to an elegant textural mouthfeel showing minerality, great balance and drive."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The latest vintages are the best yet. Grown at the company's sites at Bannockburn (68 per cent), Alexandra (26 per cent) and Gibbston (6 per cent), and matured in French oak casks (20 per cent), the 2016 vintage is deep ruby, fresh, youthful and savoury, with vibrant, plummy, spicy, nutty, slightly earthy flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a well-structured, long finish. Likely to be long-lived, it's well worth cellaring to 2020+."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"It is gorgeously fragrant on the nose showing dark cherry, plum, warm spice, violet and vanilla characters with a touch of gamey complexity. The palate delivers excellent weight and richness, while remaining beautifully balanced and structured, wonderfully supported by fine, chalky tannins. At its best: now to 2024."

17.5/20 Julia Harding MW,, September 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Mid crimson. Fabulously scented though and obviously more fresh-fruited than the 2008 but I still get that touch of sweet herbs and tobacco. It’s as if someone had given me tobacco infused with cherry. Deep and luxuriant on the palate without weight and with a long, spicy, fresh finish. So much family likeness to the 2008. Juicy and vibrant as well as deep and firm, the tannins nicely dry on the finish."

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