Domaine-Thomson Explorer Central Otago Pinot Noir (2018)

Offering top value, the classy 2018 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Lowburn, in the Cromwell Basin, and matured for eight months in French oak casks (20 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is fragrant and full-bodied, with strong, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, showing excellent depth, complexity and harmony. As good as many Central Otago Pinot Noirs priced far higher, it's a 'serious' but very approachable red; best drinking 2021+.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2021

When to drink: 2021

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