FIVE STARS 95/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Yvonne Lorkin
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Pegasus Bay have an excellent reputation for producing premium pinot noir and this is another sensational release from them. This is dark, savoury pinot with flavours in the cherry and dark fruit spectrum. It's structured and refined with deliciously ripe tannins. An excellent pinot.
Cameron Douglas writes "Red currant and dark cherry, a savoury core with dried herbs, toasty barrel spices of French oak and a mix of tea, dried earth and baking spices. Youthful and complex. On the palate - flavours of dark berries and plum, cherry and savoury dried herb qualities the a touch of sour cherry to stretch the palate before the new wood textures and flavours take over Firm tannins and medium+ acidity, a core of fruits and plenty of pinosity. Well made, young and needing cellar time."
Sam Kim writes "Wonderfully ripe and complex, showing dark cherry, sweet plum, thyme, smoked game and roasted nut aromas with a hint of mushroom nuance. The concentrated palate delivering excellent power and persistency, while remaining elegant and stylish. Richly textured and gorgeously structured by loads of polished tannins."
The winery writes "Upon release the wine is bright ruby in colour. On the nose there is a brooding melange of dark cherry, boysenberry, and poached plums, interlaced with spicy notes and a hint of potpourri. The palate is classically structured and refined, with a plush texture and sumptuous mouthfeel. Ripe velvety tannins work harmoniously alongside well-balanced acidity, setting up for a long and persistent finish."