MARTINBOROUGH PINOT NOIR SUPERBUY
92 POINTS Top Value | Bob Campbell, MW "An accessible wine with personality and appealing purity".
92 POINTS | Cameron Douglas
4.5 STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper "Offering top value".
This is lovely sweet fruited, supple Pinot Noir from Luna Estate. Vinted in a soft and approachable style this is a perfectly pitched example of modern Martinborough wine from a solid producer whose star is very clearly on the rise. The Luna 2017 is a medium bodied, 'pretty' wine with a gorgeous floral bouquet and a rewarding palate that is layered with dark cherry and some gamey complexity.
It's not often you see Martinborough Pinot Noir of this standard under the $20 mark and, as the critical endorsements attest, this excellent wine is sure to impress. Go long.
Bob Campbell writes "Soft, subtle and delicately aromatic pinot noir in an elegant, supple style with red cherry, raspberry, red rose and a suggestion of fresh herb flavours. An accessible wine with personality and appealing purity."
Cameron Douglas writes "A pretty, floral and fruity bouquet with aromas of rose and red apple, cherry and plum, brown baking spices and some wood smoke. Equally enticing on the palate with more raspberry and strawberry flavours, abundant fine tannins and acidity to match more baking spice and silty mineral suggestions. Balanced with ageing potential. Best from late 2019 through 2026."