Typically tight, pure chardonnay with citrus, floral and crushed oyster shell characters. A fruit-focused wine, with subtle oak and appealing nutty yeast lees influence. Poised and ethereal. Accessible now but should develop well.
95 points, Bob Campbell MW (July 2017)
Honey and citrus fruits, superb freshness and complexity, the palate fine and balanced, soft and delicious. It’s not a powerful wine but delicate and beautifully harmonious. Creamy lees and barrel-ferment without oaky taste.
95 points, Huon Hooke (September 2017)
This has been nicely pinned back into an elegant and fresh style that focuses on bright stone fruits and lemon citrus. The palate has fleshy, pure fruit appeal with a nice spicy build of oak into the finish.
93 points, Nick Stock (November 2017)
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.