Made from a blend of estate grown grapes from Bendigo and Bannockburn. Dense, rich wine with ripe plum, liquorice, spice, anise, dark berry, mushroom, earth and classy oak flavours. A weighty, concentrated pinot noir that is approachable now but will benefit from more time in bottle.
96 points, Bob Campbell MW (July 2018)
Fragrant, pretty perfume, red cherries, faint strawberry, rose petal notes. Sappy and bright flavours, cool acidity under a sheath of fine tannins. Smooth ride with a lift of orange-y acid tang to close. Has some dryer-red characters but the oomph will appeal to some. Neatly done.
93 points, Mike Bennie (June 2018)
This shows plenty of fruit richness with darker cherries, toasted spices and earthy aromas, as well as some fresh violet-like florals, too. The palate is succulent, smoothly layered and has attractive tannins that build in layers to a smooth, pastry-like finish.
93 points, James Suckling (March 2017)
A 50-50 blend of fruit from Northburn and Bannockburn (Cloudy Bay leases a portion of the Calvert Vineyard), the 2015 Te Wahi Pinot Noir is a full-bodied, plummy wine. It shows some pretty florals on the nose, but the palate is chocolaty and rich, offering hints of cola and dark-skinned plums. It's powerful and plush, with a velvety texture and lingering finish, almost verging on Californian (Russian River Valley?) in style.
91 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (March 2018)