95/100 | NZ Wine Rater
This is classic Dog Point Pinot. The winemaking team have excelled themselves again and delivered a svelte and supple wine with plenty of cherry and spice flavours in the glass. There is plenty of weight here; a fulsome wine with rounded mouthfeel and excellent palate drive. Another stand out release that reinforces Dog Point's reputation as one of Marlborough's best producers.
NZ Wine Rater writes "Boasting a deep, garnet hue with an alluring, complex, impactful bouquet. Youthful, and slightly oak dominant at the moment but there's aromas of black cherries, layers of meaty complexity plus a spicy, herbal vein, and the oak itself is pleasantly redolent of smoky, bacon-fat and coffee. Medium bodied, fleshy, and textured with salivating salty, freshness, and firm tannins. Instantly engaging, and commands more, and more attention with airtime."
Michael Cooper writes "The 2019 vintage is deep ruby, mouthfilling and supple. Full of cellaring potential, it has rich, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with nutty oak, and excellent vigour and harmony."
The winery writes "A bright perfumed, supple expression of Marlborough pinot noir from clay hill slopes. The fruit is supported by bright florals of rose and violets with crunchy red berry fruit and dried herb notes. The palate is succulent with alluring red cherry, brown spices and silky fine boned tannins. This wine has all the makings of a long lived Marlborough pinot noir and matches perfectly with duck, red meats (particularly venison and lamb), and mushroom dishes."