Fragrant, soft earthy spices, some wild flowers and wild red fruits, familiar red cherry, red apple and tea notes, seasoned barrel spice and quite complex overall. On the palate – youthful with plenty of acidity cushioned by ripe red berry fruit, floral moments and moderate toasty wood spices; fine silky tannins, ticks all the boxes for Otago fine wine, lengthy, complex and memorable. 94 points, Cameron Douglas MS (NZ).
…well-structured, with plenty of truffle, game and clove-scented fruit. Jane McQuitty, The Times (UK).
…a glorious Pinot, with cherry and red berry fruit flecked with nutmeg, a succulent texture and graceful persistence. 91 points, The Wine Gang (UK).
Complex and intriguing, with fresh raspberry, cherry and tangerine flavours. Sleek and polished, showing plenty of traction from the tannins. Sophisticated and aromatic. Drink now through 2030.
Lifted red fruit, violet and spicy blackcurrant aromatics leading to a suave, textural palate showing density, complexity and persistence.
…an evocative nose of cranberries and redcurrants with nuances of garrigue, wild thyme, underbrush and mossy bark. The palate is elegantly constructed with a light body and soft, fine-grained tannins supporting the lively fruit and finishing long. The Wine Advocate.