19/20 Joelle Thomson

2016 PINOT NOIR

It’s a full-bodied, velvety beauty with plenty of time up its sleeve. Buy a bottle to decant and serve in large glasses now, and stash at least half a case somewhere cool and dark for a good half decard or more. This lovely silky Pinot will age impeccably. It’s also great to see the evolution of one of Marlborough’s greatest wineries with all Dog Point wines now certified organic with Biogro New Zealand and sealed with screwcaps.


16 Points - Jancis Robinson

2016 PINOT NOIR

Bright pale to mid crimson. Zippy, lively fruit that’s very direct but perhaps does not display that much complexity initially. Nice balance and no shortage of fruit. No excess sweetness and certainly no evident oak or alcohol. Well behaved with a hint of violets but perhaps not such a standout as the Chardonnay 2016.