FIVE STARS & TOP RANK 95/100 | Bob Campbell MW
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
With founder David Herd planting his first grapes in 1873, Marlborough producer Auntsfield boasts an impressive pedigree. Now under the careful guardianship of the Cowley family, with sons Ben and Luc at the helm in the vineyard and winery, this premium producer crafts Marlborough classics. This stunning single vineyard Pinot Noir offers gorgeously concentrated red fruit flavours combined with gentle oak spice and silky and flowing tannins. One to enjoy now or cellar and savour in the years to come.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Offering stunning fruit purity with stylish complexity, the wine shows dark plum, violet, subtle spice and almond notes on the nose, leading to a gorgeously concentrated palate that’s silky and flowing. Wonderfully composed and poised for a graceful development. At its best: 2022 to 2030."
Bob Campbell MW writes "Deeply scented pinot noir with cassis and floral/red rose aromas leading to similar flavours on the palate together with dark-fleshed plum, dark cherry and spicy, smoky oak. An impeccably balanced wine that can be enjoyed now but promises to deliver more with bottle age."