This has an air of refinement and elegance. Bright, fine red-cherry aromas arrive nice and pure on the nose, leading to a palate that has a smooth, chalky edge and a seamlessly fresh red-fruit finish. Brilliant wine.
96 points, Nick Stock (December 2018)
Made from grapes grown in this Bannockburn vineyard with mostly 23-year-old vines and a small proportion of 20-year-old vines. Light, delicate pinot noir with impressive purity. Red fruits, floral and subtle spice characters. A totally charming pinot noir with potential.
95 points, Bob Campbell MW (July 2018)
Rich, opulent but satisfying perfume of ripe cherries, raspberries, luxe dark chocolate, dried green herbs, black pepper. Palate is soft, lush, smooth as, very long, rolls on dark fuit flavours and speckled with pepper-clove-cedar seasoning. Not a hair out of place, total regal elegance, for the fetishists of such, it’s outstanding.
94 points, Mike Bennie (September 2018)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.