PERFECT 375ml HALF BOTTLE SIZE
94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Another outstanding Five Star release from the powerhouse Ata Rangi team. Crimson is Ata Rangi's entry-level pinot and it consistently over-delivers. The proceeds from the Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir help to conserve New Zealand native Rata and Pohutukawa through Project Crimson. So drink knowing you are doing your bit to ensure the iconic kiwi christmas tree is going to be around for future generations.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "There’s no mistaking the purity of fruit at the center of the bouquet - red cherries and ripe sweet plum, some raspberry and baked strawberry suggestions. Oak layers in some complexity and spice and the varietal signature is enhanced by a fine layer of mineral silty soil scents. Taut and youthful on the palate with a core of red berry fruit flavours, plums and tart strawberry. Tannins and acidity accentuate the youthful mouthfeel adding foundation structure and power. While drinkable today I suggest you cellar this wine till late 2023 and try again. Excellent drinking from early 2024 through 2030+."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "This is immediately appealing on the nose with ripe cherry, olive, almond and floral aromas, followed by a beautifully rounded palate offering supple mouthfeel and ripe fruit intensity. It's elegantly spicy and savoury with excellent fruit purity, making it fabulously attractive. At its best: now to 2030."