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Central Otago

One picked up at the Central Otago Wine Company in my last day in Cromwell, and I deliberately went for an older vintage to …

Dropped by Carrick on the recommendation of the woman in the wine shop in Cromwell. An excellent spot for lunch I suspect, and another …

It was a pleasure to close out my time in Central Otago with a lunch & visit to Mt Difficulty in Bannockburn, including an …

Also picked up in Clyde, and a second good-looking Gewurz from Central. Had fruit & spice, whilst maintaining acidity, and without overkilling perfume. Great …

[signed by the then-viticulturalist, when the wine was bought in Easter 2008: Enjoy NZ Drink plenty Have fun. TwoPaddocks.com] [signed by actor-owner much later …

[signed by the then-owner, when the wine was bought in Easter 2008: Best Wishes enjoy Patrick Medlicott] Randomly picked this up at the Clyde …

So, in 2005 apparently low yields meant that Two Paddocks vinified all their parcels of land into the same cuvee (instead of First Paddock …

This really showed the class of Central Otago and Two Paddocks. Much more expressive than the First Paddock bottling, and much more ‘alive’! Youthful, …

Thought I’d start exploring Central Otago as its Pinot Noir reputation is riding high. Initially a little disappointing, but 1-2 days following this showed …