TROPHY - CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW | Aoetearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023
TROPHY - CHAMPION RED WINE | Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023
TROPHY - CHAMPION PINOT NOIR | Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023
TROPHY - CHAMPION OTAGO WINE | Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023
TROPHY - CHAMPION ALEXANDRA PINOT NOIR | IWC 2023
GOLD MEDAL | Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2022
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2023
GOLD MEDAL & 96/100 | IWC 2023
A new Central Otago star is born. Recently crowned Champion Wine of Show & Champion Pinot Noir of Show at the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition, McArthur Ridge Southern Tor is a standout example of fulsome, rounded Central Otago Pinot and one sip will make it clear why this special wine took out the top gong at one of New Zealand's largest wine awards.
Bright ruby / purple in the glass, the palate is full of black cherries, smoky oak and gamey characters. Already delicious but there are years of cellaring ahead. Another top effort from Champion Winemaker Matt Connell. Very highly recommended.
Cam Douglas MS writes "Excellent bouquet with aromas of savoury smoky red berry fruit, black cherry and vanilla, some black forest berries and clove then dark violets and some soft stony soil notes. Dry on the palate with a core of fruit, a fine savoury and fine to moderate tannins texture. No mistaking the influence of oak with baking spices, brown sugar and smoke. Well made and ready from mid 2022 through 2028+"