2013 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir Bendigo Estate

Pinot Noir

  • New Zealand
  • South Island
  • Otago
  • Central Otago Bendigo
Drink between 2016 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Purslane Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 14, 2019 - Popped and poured, this wine was translucent light red and tasted rather simple, despite having had 6 years to age. But improved every day after being recorked and put back in the refrigerator. By day 4 the wine was dark, complex, fruity, layered, silky, and highly satisfying, as one would hope from a single vineyard in Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.

  • M.Batard wrote: 90 points

    December 30, 2017 - Last bottle. Same dark ruby color and medium body. Same minerality competing with the fruit. Love the savoriness. Paired beautifully with the mushroom risotto and skirt steak w/ cilantro chimichurri. But later in the evening, when the fats of the risotto and the beef were not there, the finish is very drying. Not at all sure it’s getting better as it ages.

  • Ron Van Holland wrote: 92 points

    April 18, 2017 - "Quartz Reef": minerality. That's what makes this delicious pinot noir different.

  • chatters wrote:

    October 9, 2016 - Pinotpalooza (Carriageworks, Redfern): muted, meaty, flack fruit spectrum, cream, worked…savoury and drying, extracted and overdone, yawn.

  • M.Batard Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 22, 2016 - Deep ruby color; medium bodied. Red fruit and spices on the nose and the slightly mineral palate. Lean and structured, rather than soft and luscious. Tannins on their way to integrating--not intrusive. Paired with Thai red lentil soup.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/20/2015 (link)

    (Quartz Reef, Bendigo Estate Pinot Noir Central Otago Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quartz Reef
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bendigo Estate
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region South Island
  • SubRegion Otago
  • Appellation Central Otago Bendigo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (8%)
  • In Cellars 36 (46%)
  • Consumed 37 (47%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb pops w/ mustard, market steak, pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon, pork w/ mustard

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