Grand Vin Pinot Noir 'Clayvin Vineyard', Marlborough 2013
One of the best New Zealand pinot noirs on the market and my pinot noir bargain of the year.
Tasting note: Reaching peak maturity and pinot perfection with restrained complexity and elegance. Could be mistaken for a good Chambolle-Musigny. Bright rich fruit. All is in balance and with a scrummy finish. This is the benchmark against which other NZ Pinots should be judged. Drink now - 2025