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EPISODE #60
The Expanse’s Wes Chatham & New Zealand Pinot Noir
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This is a supple, medium-bodied Pinot Noir that exemplifies much of what is coming out of Marlborough. Hints of mushroom and soy sauce accent bright cherry fruit, finishing on a silky note. Drink now.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 73

Tom: 83

Pete: 87

Wes: 88

2015 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago ($25)

Perfumed with lovely aromatics, there is a range of complex fruit notes of darker berryfruit, some spice, savoury tonesand dried herbs.The 2014 has a silky and lush texture, concentrated fruit power yet finely balanced with fine tannins throughout and a long flavour filled finish.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 92

Tom: 91

Pete: 90

Wes: 91

The nose when young is slightly muted and more direct than exotic; pure and fine aromas, not bold and lush. The palate follows on accordingly, with clarity of fruit, roses and florals. Focused, concentrated yet pure in the mid-palate, with its hallmark mineral texture, it’s firm but ultimately juicy on the finish.

 

Wine Scores

Ben: 91

Tom: 89

Pete: 89

Wes: 89

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