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THREE PADDLES PINOT NOIR 2017 Martinborough, North Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NGA WAKA
NEW in Vintages. New Zealandís Martinborough small region is famous world-over for their lovely Pinot Noir and this one over-delivers quality-wise. Visually there is a touch of maturity here - medium garnet red with a hint of amber on the edges. The nose is quite sublime with intense, ripe, woodsy, wild raspberries and spicy, plummy-cassis notes and a wisp of sandalwood and beetroot. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied with lots of bright, ripe, cassis-black-cherry fruit flavours with a lingering, lifted, very faintly smoke-tinged, gently cedary, harmonious finish. Ripe rather rounded tannins here - matured for 16 months in French oak barriques and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A detour at the price, itís versatile and ready-to-drink with 13.5% alcohol and 1 g/L residual sugar with lot number 18046 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. CSPC 19617
Type Red Table Wine
Agent HHD Imp
Country New Zealand
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Gently Earthy, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This winery's name is taken from Nga Waka a Kupe (the canoes of Kupe): the three hills that sit side by side like upturned canoes and form the backdrop for the town of Martinborough and its surrounds. Expect this fully mature Pinot Noir to deliver juicy raspberry, blackberry and beetroot character and pair nicely with roast chicken thighs and root veggies. [The New World Wine Awards did not include a tasting note.] Score - Gold (New World Wine Awards, 2020) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 19, 2022
Cases bought 249 (12 bottles per case)

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