Tiki 2016 ‘Koro’ Waipara and Central Otago Pinot Noirs

27-Dec-2017

The ‘Koro’ tier of Tiki Wine and Vineyards is their flagship. The’Tiki’ name refers to founder Royce McKean’s great-great grandfather Tiki Tere Mihi, chieftain of the Ngati Uenuku tribe. The name ‘Koro’ is Maori for grandfather and also relates to Royce McKean’s forebear. The ‘Koro’ range consists of a Central Otago Pinot Noir, made at the Maude facility, recently joined by a Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay, made by Tiki’s winemaker Evan Ward. A 2016 Waipara Pinot Noir now joins the range. I review the two new 2016 Pinot Noirs here. The Waipara wine can be accurately described as ‘masculine’ and the Central Otago wine as feminine, if you can handle these terms in today’s world of political correctness. www.tikiwine.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Tiki ‘Koro’ Waipara Pinot Noir 2016
  • Tiki ‘Koro’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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