94/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 94/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Showing spectacularly after a couple of years in the bottle, this Reserve North Canterbury wine has everything you could ask for in premium Waipara Pinot and equals the very best the region produces. Our superdeal price on this special wine seals it. An outstanding opportunity for fine pinot noir fans.
The palate is succulent and smooth, and shows excellent mid palate weight, finishing superbly long and supple. Delectable and seductive.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Very attractive bouquet of dark cherry and toasty baking spices, the mineral chalk and clay quality adds depth and complexity. There’s also a broody quality with some dried herb and wood smoke. Delicious on the palate with flavours of wild red berries, dark strawberry, dried herb, dark cherry and vanilla laced wood flavours. Tannins add texture with a chalky quality while acidity and minerality add freshness and intigue."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Richly fruited and impressively complex, the wine shows dark plum, smoked game, earthy mushroom and cedar notes on the nose, leading to a wonderfully weighted palate delivering plush texture backed by beautifully melded tannins, finishing persistent and velvety."
Drinks like a $40 Pinot, highly recommend