2018 Kalex Central Alex Kaufman Otago Pinot Noir

2018 Kalex Central Alex Kaufman Otago Pinot Noir

Winery Clearance
95 Points Sam Kim
2018 Kalex Central Alex Kaufman Otago Pinot Noir
95 Points Sam Kim

In stock

We have sold all the vintages since 2014, and now the 2018 has been unveiled and cleared as well. And beleive it or not, this 95-pointer is an even better vintage of this discount classic. Rich-fruited but also stylish and savoury, winemaker Theo Coles partial use of whole bunch press imparts an exotic raw spice character as well. This Pinot is complex and complete, and a "buy-now" at this crazy discount. Sad news for Kalex, great news for us! Get in before it's gone!

In stock

Elsewhere up to $36.99 Save $17 $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

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Wonderfully fruited and immensely complex, the wine shows sweet plum, dark cherry, thyme, anise and roasted nut characters on the nose. It's beautifully ripe and richly textured on the palate, offering terrific fruit purity and power, while remaining graceful and persistent. $40.00. www.kalexwines.com. March 2020." Drink 2020 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Maturity

    2020 - 2026

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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