94/100 'Excellent' | Cameron Douglas MS
92/100 | Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
Another outstanding release from the powerhouse Ata Rangi team. Crimson is Ata Rangi's entry-level pinot and it consistently over-delivers. Previous vintages have been rolling in five star reviews and the 2022 is sure to follow suit.
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.
The winery writes "The 2022 is a wonderfully red fruited and aromatic Pinot Noir. Spice notes of cardamom and ginger combine with rosehip and pomegranate. A savoury note reminiscent of manuka smoke and prosciutto mingle enticingly with the red fruits. The palate has an array of flavours ranging from raspberry compote to rhubarb and orange zest. Smooth and supple on the entry, fine tannins are buoy by freshness to a long-sustained finish. Mid ruby in colour, with an almost transparent hue, the 2022 is charming and fresh, while remaining supple and delicious. Drink now to 2030."