This particularly fun and interesting tasting of the old and new world
, "battling" it out to see who would prevail.
In this instance we were spoilt by some great Burgundy Pinot provided by Nathan Hill of Honest Grapes and Sandra Clarke representing NZ Pinot.
As one would expect the NZ Pinot's generally speaking were more "forward" and easy to drink young, and perhaps more immediately attractive. Most of the enjoyable features of the Kiwi wines were apparent on the first taste and for me the Block 5 Felton Road deserves many accolades as a benchmark wine.
On the Burgundian side, there were some highlights, particularly the Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur 2009 from Dupont Tisserandot which at £28 represents excellent value.
All in all, a wonderful occasion to appreciate the contrasts of the two styles and their respective merits.