Nga Waka Three Paddles Pinot Noir 2020

$25.00 inc. GST

Our Three Paddles Pinot Noir exhibits typical regional characters of red berries and cherries mixed with spicy and earthy notes. The wine is soft-textured with supple tannins and carries flavours of red fruits and spice through the palate to a soft, persistent finish.
Fifteen months in oak.
Unfined and unfiltered.
Suitable for vegans.

93 points – Cam Douglas MS

Plenty of classic Wairarapa and Martinborough turf aromas with lightly spiced cherry and fine soil layers, plum and red currant, a light dusting of vanilla and clove spices of oak and red flowers. Dry on the palate with fine tannin and acidity textures leading to a core of fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet. There’s a light flinty quality adding to the deliciousness and harmony with this wine that reflects vintage, great fruit and smart winemaking. Balanced and well made, ready to drink from 2021 through 2026.


4.5 stars – Michael Cooper

From Nga Waka, this third-tier red is a rewarding, drink-young style. The 2020 vintage (4.5*) offers especially fine value. Estate-grown at three sites, it was matured for 16 months in French oak barriques, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and supple, with strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity and harmony. Full of drink-young charm, it also has good cellaring potential; best drinking 2023+.

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