Wine: Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir 2014
Awarded: Wine of the Show 2016 & Gold (2016)
Region: Central Otago
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Notes: The 2017 “Wine of the Show” is the Quartz Reef Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir. Despite the competition being incredibly tight our judges agreed that the Bendigo Pinot Noir was something special. Rudi Bauer has crafted a bold, powerful, yet intricately clever wine that stood out amongst this years impressive line up on Pinot Noir’s. Well worthy of wine of the show in 2014, although we can’t wait to see how this cellars over the next 6-10 years.
Rich, heavy aroma’s of plum and cherry, with alluring spices coming through on the nose lead to a bold flavour. The fruit comes through on the palate against a complex and layered backdrop of toast, spice and silky smooth tannins.
Drinks exceptionally well now, but this wine was created to cellar- and will continue to build in complexity and depth t over the next 8-10 years.