Sweet-fruited, ripe and inviting with a light earthy note. Earthy and fresh on the finish with nicely dry savoury flavours that are quite unusual on NZ Pinot Noir. Full of energy without being precocious.
17 points, Julia Harding MW (January 2016)
Just beginning to emerge from its post-bottling showdown, the 2013 Mature Vine Pinot Noir (released back in 2016) dresses up layers of dark fruit with hints of dusty earth and floral notes. Plum and black cherry fruit are carried by ample weight and richness, underscored by dark chocolate notes and a long, dry, softly dusty finish.
93 points, Joe Czerwinski (March 2018)
Spiced plum, licorice and loam flavors are complex, accented by bass notes of savory, earth, dried porcino and forest floor. The tannins add a sinewy backbone.
90 points, MaryAnn Woobiec, Wine Spectator (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.