FIVE STARS 94/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
GOLD MEDAL | NWAA 2023
Blended from some of the region’s most prestigious vineyards, Lowburn Ferry's Central Otago Pinot Noir is richly weighted yet vibrant wine with instant appeal. Wonderfully aromatic with fragrant notes of red fruits, mushroom and sweet spice, this velvety pinot showcases Central Otago at its very best.
Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "Moderately deep crimson, slightly lighter on the rim. This has a focused, elegant bouquet with penetrating aromas of plum, black cherry, savoury mushroom and sweet spice. Medium-full bodied, dark plum and black cherry aromas melded with rich herb, mushroom, vanilla and cinnamon. The fruit has a savoury toned fragrant, unveiling thyme, shiitake and spice; grounded and savoury on the palate, along with a supple, fine tannin framework. This savoury Pinot Noir shows a concentrated, harmonious palate of black fruit and spice with an enticing and broody finish. Match with tea-smoked duck and lamb rack over the next 5-7 years."
The winery writes "A complex palate that speaks of its place. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries mingle with subtle hints of liquorice, creating a multi-layered bouquet. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and velvety, with long, silky tannins. Flavours of blueberries and blackberries are accompanied by notes of dark chocolate and star anise. A seamless integration of quality oak that creates opulence and balance."