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2016 Shaky Bridge Pioneer Central Otago Pinot Noir

2016 Shaky Bridge Pioneer Central Otago Pinot Noir

5 Stars Sam Kim
2016 Shaky Bridge Pioneer Central Otago Pinot Noir
5 Stars Sam Kim

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Gorgeous ripe Pinot for the price! Incredible value from some of the oldest vines in Central. Shaky Bridge have always been exceptional, but the 2016 is something else! Bright, lush black fruits and exotic spice are big and mouthfilling from the start, remaining full and harmonious on a long and generous finish. Young but seriously drinking now, it is rich but also multi-dimensional, complex and poised for the price – a result of great old vines and proven winemaking. The second vintage of this label to rate as one of our best ever $20 Pinots!

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Elsewhere up to $27.99 Save $6 $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

In 1973 Bill and Gill Grant first planted their Lake Dunstan property to Muller Thurgau and Chasselas vines. But some years later they heard of Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir arriving in the country, and soon they were among the first to plant these now-staple Central Otago crops. Many of these vines were planted in sandy soils, which provide resistance to phylloxera, so certain of Shaky Bridge’s vineyards offer an extremely rare chance to taste Pinot Noir from gnarled old vines growing on their original rootstock. With a long-term commitment to quality and hands-on artisanship in both vineyard and winery, Shaky Bridge are one of the region’s most consistent achievers, making well-chosen varietals that are always vibrant but elegant and full of Central Otago character.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Sam Kim

"This is beautifully ripe and inviting on the nose showing dark cherry, plum, toasted hazelnut and subtle game characters. The palate is concentrated and silky, and delivers excellent fruit richness and intensity, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. The wine is expressive and generous, while remaining balanced and structured. At its best: now to 2020. $25.00. www.shakybridge.co.nz. Feb 2017."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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