85pointsTora Bay 2017 Premium Selection Pinot Noir (Gladstone)

Gladstone is a subregion of Wairarapa (where the more famous subregion, Martinborough, also resides). This wine is a heady, spice-filled combo of cinnamon, florals and red fruits. It's less cohesive on the palate, where the acidity is a little biting and the tannins angular and powerful. The red-berry fruit has freshness and brightness but is wrestling with what feels like a fair lick of toasty oak. Overall, it's missing some of Pinot's signature elegance and charm. Christina Pickard

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    American Estates Wines, Inc
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