wines of Carrick Vineyards, Central Otago, New Zealand
Central Otago, the world’s most southerly wine region, is
on a bit of a roll at the moment (see this
article for more on this region), and one of the new band of
producers helping to create this buzz is Carrick. For me, the Pinot
Noir is the pick of this range – a lovely wine. The whites were nice
enough but not in the same league.
Carrick Sauvignon Blanc 2002 Central Otago
Sweet edged grassy fruit on the nose. Firm, high-acid palate.
Fresh and fruity. Very good+ 87/100
Carrick Pinot Gris 2003 Central Otago
Sweet fresh fruit nose. Rounded, fresh and fruity on the palate. A
bit simple. Very good+ 86/100
Carrick Chardonnay 2002 Central Otago
Lovely rich intense fruit – vivid, herby and rich. The palate is
rounded with intense fruit character, in a bold style. Very good+
Carrick Pinot Noir 2002 Central Otago
Lovely intensely savoury nose with medicinal spicy fruit. The
concentrated palate shows intense spicy fruit with nice structure.
Quite elegant despite the size. A brilliant effort. Very
UK agent: Bonhote Foster (email@example.com)
also: tasting notes of New Zealand wines
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