Meet Misha’s Vineyard. Exclusive to Langton’s, this Central Otago vineyard's focus on meticulous viticultural practices has produced a selection of exceptional wines, echoing the extraordinary terroir it occupies. The High Note, as its name suggest, represents the focal point of Misha’s Pinot Noir catalogue.
Layered with elegance and complexity, The High Note is a superlative example of Central Otago Pinot Noir. Drink now, or cellar.
“Perfumed pinot noir with floral, violet, black cherry, thyme, spice and classy oak flavours. Impressively pure wine with a silken texture and lingering finish. A very appealing and accessible pinot.”
95 points, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review/Gourmet Traveller WINE
“Complex, fragrant and seductive, the magnificently expressed bouquet shows dark berry, game, truffle, floral and
hazelnut aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is elegant and refined. The wine displays wonderful
harmony and multi-layered mouthfeel, superbly complemented by fine texture and seamlessly integrated tannins.
Lovely flow and persistence. At its best: now to 2026. Sept 2018.”
95 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“As with many of the previous vintages of The High Note this is complex, tense, poised and youthful. The bouquet is slow to reveal its many layers - so decanting is needed if you intend to try this wine before 2022. After quite some time in glass the aromas then flavours begin to release: red apple skin with raspberry, cherry with rose and plum then wood spice with mineral. Toasty, lightly smoky oak with plenty of flavour & presence. Altogether a wine with great potential - an abundance of tannins and acidity to match, a focus and concentration of flavour and texture & a lengthy dry finish. A truly lovely wine looking to be a quiet dark cellar till at least 2022 & easily through to 2030”.
96 Points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
“Moderately deep ruby-red colour? with garnet hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is vibrant in expression with ?fragrant, near ethereal aromas of red berry fruits finely interwoven with lifted red florals and perfumes, subtle notes of dark herbs, unfolding liquorice and spice elements from the core. The aromatics are refined and beautiful. Medium-?full bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with very good depth and intensity of aromatic red berry fruit along with a red floral array, dark herbs and?a suggestion of whole bunch stalk elements. The palate is poised, with sweet and? rich fruit underlined by fine-grained flowery tannin extraction and soft, lacy? acidity. The palate core flows with linearity leading to a long and sustained, ?elegant finish.
This is a beautifully elegant and aromatic Pinot Noir with sweetly ?rich red berry fruits and fragrant florals on a refined palate structure. Serve with? poultry and pork over the next 6+ years. A blend of 50% clone 5, 28% 777, 21%? 667 and 11% Abel, indigenous yeast fermented with 20% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 24 days on skins on average, and aged 11 months? in 33% new 300 L French oak barrels, then given another 7 months in barrel and?tank. Aug 2018.”.”
19/20, Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz
"Potential ‘CLASSIC’ wine status. “Estate-grown at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the classy 2016 vintage (5*) was hand-harvested from 13-year-old vines (at 24.3 to 25.4 brix), and matured for a year in French oak hogsheads (33 per cent new). A very graceful red, it is bright ruby, floral and sweet-fruited, with strong, vibrant plum, spice and nut flavours. Complex, savoury and supple, with a finely balanced, very persistent finish, it's well worth cellaring to 2020+."
5 Stars, Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines, 2019
Gentle and enticing on the nose, with hints of violets, black tea and raspberries, Misha's 2016 The High Note Pinot Noir is a medium to full-bodied wine from the Bendigo subregion. Boldly flavored and firmly structured on the palate, it should drink well for a decade or more.
92 points, Wine Advocate (August 2019)
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.