2017 Kalex Central Alex Kaufman Otago Pinot Noir

2017 Kalex Central Alex Kaufman Otago Pinot Noir

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94 Points Sam Kim
2017 Kalex Central Alex Kaufman Otago Pinot Noir
94 Points Sam Kim

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We have sold the 2014, 2015, 2016 of this wine and now the 2017 has just been unveiled and cleared. Its another superb vintage for this heavily discounted classic. It is richly fruited but also stylishly savoury, with exotic raw spices thanks to expert winemaker Theo Coles partial use of whole bunch press. Complex and complete, this serious Pinot from a great vintage in Central is a "buy-now" at this crazy discount price! Sad news for Kalex.

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Elsewhere up to $38.99 Save $19 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

The bearer of a remarkable story, Alex Kaufman was a Polish holocaust survivor who arrived in America with ‘nothing but a quarter in his shoe’ and rose from laboratory cleaner to Pharmaceutical boss. Having fallen in love with the beautiful climes of Central Otago, the elderly but energetic Kaufman established Kalex wines, the stewardship of which is now taken by his daughter Irene Kaufman. With genuine backing to focus on quality fruit and winemaking - with Theo Coles at the winemaking helm - Kalex wines pander not at all to the market but instead make superbly classy and distinctive wines, reflective of classic European taste but capturing in a very refined form that clean, bright fruit and herbal aspect engendered by Central Otago’s harsh alpine conditions.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Splendidly fruited and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows dark cherry, Black Doris plum, anise, olive and roasted nut characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity together with silky texture and polished tannins, finishing long and soothing. Wonderfully styled and multi-layered with seductive complexity. Jan 2020." Drink 2020 - 2022

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with GAME
with PORK



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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