BEST IN SHOW | Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
PLATINUM MEDAL | Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
97 POINTS | Decanter World Wine Awards 2023
FIVE STARS 97/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS 96/100 | Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
95 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
The only New Zealand wine to be awarded a Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 Best in Show.
This is truly one of New Zealand's finest Pinot Noirs. Palliser Estate will feature in any discussion of New Zealand's pre-eminent wine producers, and the impressive accolades awarded to this sublime offering demonstrate why. Complex and engaging, this pinot is both opulent yet elegant, finishing long and satisfying.
A sure-fire investment for any fine wine enthusiast.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Complex, earthy, mineral and varietal. A core of strawberry and barrel spices, nut and smoky wood. The perfumes and synergies from the bouquet build as the wine opens up in glass. Delicious on the palate with fine grained tannin textures, ripe red berry fruits and French barrel flavours. Acidity carries all the flavours throughout the palate as well as adding a crispness and poise. Well made, complex and lengthy. Best drinking from 2025 through 2035+."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Immensely complex and engaging, the wine shows dark cherry, dried herb, tapenade and roasted nut aromas with a hint of dried mushroom nuance. The palate displays excellent concentration and weight, wonderfully complemented by plush texture and refined tannins. Graciously opulent with firm structure, finishing superbly long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2035."