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"Excellent weight, wonderfully supported by silky mouthfeel & polished tannins" Wine Orbit

"Beautifully balanced & harmonious with seductive complexity" Wine Orbit

Perfect with seared venison medallions or scotch fillet

Gardo & Morris Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Member rating / 35
$21.99p/Btl
Erp $40.00 $34.78
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Black Market Exclusive
Gardo & Morris Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Gardo & Morris Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014

Member rating / 35
This Central Otago Pinot Noir is hand picked from several vineyards in the Cromwell basin of Central Otago
$21.99p/Btl
Erp $40.00 $34.78
6 Btls, $131.94 6 Btls, $114.73

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2019

Description

  • Smoky oak
  • Dark cherry
  • Toasted almonds
  • Ripe blackberries

"Complex and engaging, the gorgeously expressed bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, warm spice, dark mushroom and toasted nut characters with a hint of dried herb notes. The palate delivers excellent weight and roundness, wonderfully supported by silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. Beautifully balanced and harmonious with seductive complexity" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2019

"Creating our wines with minimal vineyard sprays and additives is very important to us as it helps us produce pure clean wines and has the added benefit of sustaining a healthy environment" Winemaker

Ripe blackberries, dark plums, raspberries, dark cherries & bitter chocolate combine with the delicate perfume of dried herbs ,smoky oak and almonds creating a wine of great depth & concentration.

This Central Otago Pinot Noir is hand picked from several vineyards in the Cromwell basin of Central Otago. Low yields of around 3-4 ton / acre and a dry Summer created perfect ripening conditions, March and April were dry and warm, and the low yielding crop ripened to optimum maturity, the berries were very small and concentrated this year giving extra concentration to the wine.

Hand picked fruit in the cool of morning the grapes are gently crushed into small open top fermenters, after up to one week cold maceration natural yeast fermentation took place with regular hand plunging. After 4-5 weeks on skins the wine was gently run off by gravity and the skins were gently pressed. The wine then underwent maturation in 228L French barriques in the traditional burgundy style. Full malolactic fermentation in barrique has softened the acidity and added complexity. The wine is aged in barrique for approx. 18 months & it was bottled unfiltered.

Gardo Morris is a small family-run boutique New Zealand Winery. Their aim is to create exceptional single vineyard wines from New Zealand’s finest winegrowing regions. They believe that by working with small vineyard areas they are able to pick the very best fruit and with gentle treatment in the winery turn this into unique handcrafted wines.

Food Pairing: Best to be served around 14 - 16°C perfect accompanied with wild game dishes such as venison, but this is an all round wine that will compliment any well prepared meat from duck to beef.

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14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (20)

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K
Great value for money. Really nice flavors. Would certainly buy again.

Kat - 01/08/2020

N
This is so lovely I have ordered 2 more cases.

Nell - 31/07/2020

B
Loved it! Great Pinot

Blair - 19/07/2020

N
Superb Pinot. Just ordered another dozen.

Neil - 02/07/2020

Excellent.

Andrew - 02/07/2020

L
Awesome deep full blooded Pinot

Luke - 31/05/2020

P
very good with chocolate flavours . Good fruit and well made

Peter - 01/05/2020

Don't normally drink the whole bottle at once. Found it easy with this ,but will put some into storage>

John - 28/04/2020

OoooLALA. Lovely Pinot.

Alecia - 27/04/2020

Another cracker.

Chris - 26/04/2020

M
Delicious especially with a great dinner ?? beautiful well rounded wine

Margaret - 13/04/2020

Ticks all the boxes for me. Beautiful smooth texture and amazing as a pre-dinner drink on its own. It enhances any meal.

Charlie - 28/03/2020

R
A good private label Otago P Noir with good bottle age

Rob - 24/07/2020

D
Nice full bodied Pinot Noir.

David - 06/07/2020

Another Black market wine punching above the invoiced price, definitely worth grabbing a dozen ??

Kevin - 27/05/2020

J
Excellent

John - 07/04/2020

M
A really good, bigger style Central Otago for the money, with some age under its belt. Will buy some more!

Mark - 03/04/2020

J
Silky smooth

John - 31/03/2020

We live near Gibbston in Central Otago and never heard of this winery before. We ordered this wine to give it a go and definitely won't be ordering again. It's not that bad but not what we expected from a local pinot noir, especially a 2014 vintage.

Letti - 08/08/2020

P
Good pinot noir for the price

Paul - 19/07/2020


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