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The Lakes 2018 Pinot Noir

Gold Medal & 95/100 – Premium Selection New World Wine Awards 2019


A deliciously dark and juicy Central Otago Pinot made for The 3 Wine Men by Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen at the Maude winery from fruit off a single vineyard in the Wanaka area. It simply oozes appeal.


95/100 NWWA (2018 Vintage)
"A stunning example of Wanaka Pinot Noir from a small family owned single vineyard. Produced by 3 Wine Men, the brainchild of John Davies, a long-time member of the wine trade, who had a dream to create his own wine. In 2014  with help from his family, including his then 9 year old son, John set out to create wines that were in his words, “Making no money but having fun enjoying the satisfaction of smiles we put on consumers faces and quality wines on dining tables.” Using the very talented team of Wanaka winemakers Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen, the 2018 The Lakes Central Otago Reserve Pinot Noir is stunning. Very seductive aromas of cranberry, dark cherry and violets, the palate has a delicate spice with dark red berry fruits, an elegant oak infusion along with silky tannins and a smooth lingering finish."


5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Sweetly fruited and delightfully complex, the wine shows spiced cherry, vanilla, hazelnut, mushroom and anise characters on the nose. It's equally satisfying on the palate with lovely weight and supple mouthfeel, beautifully supported by fine texture and polished tannins. Wonderfully balanced and harmonious with seductive savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2024."

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