94pointsTwo Paddocks 2017 The Last Chance Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir (Central Otago)

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Actor Sam Neill's Two Paddocks label is on a steep upward trajectory: Vine age, impeccable farming and a dream team inside and out of the winery are paying off. This premium Pinot is an intensely spicy, perfumed drop. It's hard not to fall under its spell. Like Christmas distilled, it's a heady hodgepodge of red currants and preserved cherries marinated in bitter herbs and spices—licorice root, cloves, cinnamon bark and vanilla pod—derived from the fruit and stalks, not from oak. Chalky tannins curl around the tongue, the juicy, prickly fruit trickles through the cracks. Powerfully structured yet utterly drinkable, this would perch happily beside charcuterie or a mushroom truffle risotto. Drink now–2028. Christina Pickard

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