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Saturday, November 13, 2010
Oct 21/10: Tasting Two Paddocks NZ Pinot Noirs at Albany Club
The Time and Date:Thursday, October 21, 2010 -
The Event: Two Paddocks trade tasting. Sam Neill was present, and he talked about his wines. Glen-Ward Wines is the agent.
The Venue: Albany Club
The Target Audience: wine trade
The Availability/Catalogue: Wines are available.
The Quote/Background: Actor Sam Neill opened Two Paddocks in Central Otago, NZ. He first planted Pinot Noir in 1993 and the first vintage was 1997. It is a typical small producer of NZ wines, specializing in Pinot Noir, along with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot. Two Paddocks label is the premium; Picnic is the easy-drinking entry level label.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2007 Central Otago, $36.75
-Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago, $36.75
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Picnic Riesling 2009 Central Otago, $19.25
-Picnic Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago, $24.95
*** Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Picnic Pinot Noir 2008 Central Otago, $24.95
The Food: cheese and biscuits.
The Contact Person: Malcolm Cocks <email@example.com>
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 88.