FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Ata Mara is a family-owned producer of Pinot Noir and cool climate aromatic white wines from Central Otago. Advintage lifers will remember them as Te Mara, but the winery rebranded some years ago. Te Mara was our top selling Central Otago Pinot Noir for many years and so we are pleased to have their generous wines back on our roster.
This is a very rewarding expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir. The palate delivers a surprisingly plush entry with long grainy tannins that really hang, giving excellent length of flavour and a pleasant, savoury spice finish.
Sam Kim writes "Pristine and elegant, the wine shows lovely perfumed aromas of sweet cherry, toasted spice and floral with nuances of vanilla and thyme. It's beautifully weighted and supple on the palate, offering succulent fruit flavours and fine texture, nicely framed by fine-grained tannins."