2016 Ostler Caroline's Pinot Noir
This is not a wine for the faint-hearted and is testament to the skill & expertise of the vineyard crew that made it possible.
96/100 - Bob Campbell
98/100 - Ray Jordan
98/100 - Huon Hooke
5 stars - Joelle Thompson
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From our signature ‘Clos Ostler’ Vineyard, from vines grown on loess soils overlaying solid limestone and marl. Floral – lavender/violet and savory aromatics - underpinned with jazzy dark summer fruit – cherry and plum. Intensely flavored with attractive fruit sweetness and impressive palate. Finishes with a distinctive chalky minerality – very much the Waitaki Valley’s terroir signature. While it retains the complexity, elegance and finesse this label has become known for, this is a ‘big’ pinot for the ultra-cool climate Waitaki. A wine that shows the benefit of several years’ bottle age and while drinking very well indeed now will reward further cellaring.