Category Archives: pinot noir

2011 Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir

The focus on individual regions at Pinot 2013 afforded a great opportunity to meet winemakers but not (for me at least) a great opportunity to taste wine properly. I have never mastered the whole glass/booklet/pen/spittoon juggling act nor, more importantly, the ability to taste and make an honest assessment under the watchful (and sometimes, extremely… Read More »

Disappointing Pinot

In last week’s Sunday Star Times column I bemoaned the fact that a growing number of Central Otago Pinots are expensive wines that curiously lack soul.  Afterwards, I wondered if I had been too harsh.  Most Central winemakers seem like decent law abiding chaps, though it must be admitted I have only ever seen them… Read More »