Nockie’s Palette 2016 Chardonnay, and GeorgeTown 2017 Rosé and 2015 Pinot Noir

04-May-2018

Nockie’s Palette is the wine venture of Australian painter, art entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Nock who is resident in Hong Kong. Michael has a great passion for wine and has engaged John Duval (formerly head winemaker of Penfolds) to make his Nockie’s Palette Barossa Valley Shiraz for him since 2009. Michael developed an interest in New Zealand wine and in 2016 invited Tim Turvey of Clearview Estate in Hawke’s Bay to make a Nockie’s Palette Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. While looking for a Central Otago home base, the GeorgeTown Vineyard at the end of Kawarau Gorge came up for sale in 2017, and he purchased it. This was the close-planted vineyard established by Gary Andrus in 2002. Along with it has come existing stocks of GeorgeTown Vineyard wine. Moving forward, Michael has engaged Pete Bartle of VinPro to make his Central Otago wine, and the label will be changed to Nockie’s Palette GeorgeTown Vineyard. Here, I review the 2016 Nockie’s Palette Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, and the GeorgeTown Vineyard Central Otago 2017 Rosé and 2015 Pinot Noir. www.nockiespalette.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Nockie’s Palette Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
  • GeorgeTown Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2017
  • GeorgeTown Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

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