Bob Campbell MW - 94/100: "Dense, rich Pinot Noir with dark fruits, dark chocolate, prune, spice/anise and nutty oak flavours. Appealing sweet fruit is gently restrained by ripe tannins. Layers of flavours emerged as the wine sat in the glass, an indication that it will certainly benefit from decanting. Accessible and attractive wine that promises to age well."
The winery writes: "It was open topped fermented in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 17 days. After pressing it was matured in 30% new French oak barriques for 12 months. It was fined using a minimum of egg whites to protect the flavours but aid brightness in the glass without filtering, promoting soft mouth feel and texture. This is an outstanding example of classic Pinot Noir. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game food."