92/100 | Bob Campbell MW
SILVER | Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2020
Flagship red made from hand-picked, 100% destemmed grapes from a single vineyard in Queensberry. Produced by ex Peregrine winemaker Pete Bartle, Providore is quickly winning a big reputation in Central Otago for top drawer wines at affordable price points. This 2018 Pinot is a big and quite ballsy wine, packed with dark fruits and a succulent mid-palate. Highly enjoyable and hard to put down.
The winery writes "Deep purple with purple hues. The nose is very expressive with fragrant raspberry, blackberry, violet, spice, caramel, chocolate and mushroom. The palate is rich and inviting with sweet black cherry, plum, chocolate, clove, coffee and oak char. Full bodied and concentrated with an elegant silky fine texture. A long red berry finish that tapers to a hint of black olive."