FIVE STARS 97/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Bob Campbell MW
Ata Rangi ranks among New Zealand's most illustrious Pinot's and is fast becoming one of our more collectable wines with an international reputation for its outstanding complexity and richness. Previous vintages of the iconic wine have earned sensational reviews from some of NZ's top wine reviewers and the 2019 is on track to do the same.
Sam Kim writes "Splendidly perfumed and immensely complex, the wine shows sweet cherry, thyme, floral, cedar and earthy mushroom characters on the nose. The palate displays outstanding concentration and persistency, together with refined texture and flowing mouthfeel, finishing wonderfully long and seductive. It’s multi-layered and perfectly proportioned with a stunning line and length."
The winery writes "The resulting wine presents a medley of aromas on the nose: tree-ripened plums, mulberry, exotic five spice and liquorice. It has a gorgeous entry, opening smoothly into a full mid-palate. Flavours of rosehip entwine with a fine and savoury tannin structure that persists as an elegant, classic feature of Ata Rangi Pinot Noir."
Bob Campbell writes "Elegant, aromatic pinot noir with bright, high energy floral, violet, cherry, fresh herb, star anise and restrained spicy oak supported by fine tannins and juicy acidity. An attractively fragrant, supple wine that’s a little lighter than usual but gives a nod in the direction of Burgundy and shows promising ageing potential."