2020 Ben Glover BOB/Short for Kate Pinot Noir

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Ben Glover BOB/Short for Kate Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes 

A bright, brambly, seductive cherry red hue with aromas of wild berries, cherries, raspberry, sous bois and a hint of green spice.

The flow through to the palate is sublime with a continuation of these precise red fruits with some green olive notes, wound up with a sinewy tautness. This provides a chewy supple elegant warmth to the palate with an elegant deportment providing a long and intelligent finish.


When it comes to professional wine people, Ben Glover is about as top-of the-tree as it gets. Ben’s role call includes almost too many accolades: previously a Wine Marlborough committee member, chair of the Bragato Wine Show (New Zealand’s only single vineyard wine show) and was chair of Pinot Noir 2017 New Zealand, the world’s largest and most prestigious pinot noir event. He was an inaugural Len Evans scholar in 2001 and has over 25 years of experience as a national and international wine judge. This is all to say that, when you open a bottle of Bob/short for Kate, you are in safe hands.

Nicknamed ‘Bob’ by her family (some of you may recognize the Blackadder reference), Bob /short for Kate is a tribute to Kate Glover, an amazing young drama teacher and Ben’s sister, who heartbreakingly passed away in 2018. Ben explains that he has looked to produce a wine that characterises the honesty, purity and confidence of Kate. These are organic, Marlborough wines, small-batch Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, reliant on selected blocks from the family’s vines and exceptional fruit selection. Not to mention the skill of one of the region’s most well-regarded winemakers.


Year 2020
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Pinot Noir
Country New Zealand
Alcohol content
13% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9.75 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential Now to 2025
Features Organic, Vegan and Vegetarian
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches This wine has the class and capacity to handle numerous dishes from cassoulet to more sophisticated game meats.
Origin New Zealand
Appellation Marlborough