FIVE STARS 97/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "magnificently long and silky".
FIVE STARS 96/100 | James Suckling "an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a long, alluring and convincing finish".
Captivating Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir from this highly respected producer. The detail on the palate sets this wine apart; smoky, earthy characters unfold as the initial red fruit flavours move around the mouth and the overall feeling is quite generous with lovely soft mouthfeel and perfectly balanced acid tension.
James Suckling writes "A wine with considerable, deep-set, spicy allure that has aromas of dried roses, blueberries, purple cherries and pot-pourri. The palate delivers a beautifully plush array of fine and seamless tannins, an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and a long, alluring and convincing finish."
Sam Kim writes "Richly savoury and engaging, the impressively complex bouquet shows dried cherry, smoked game, dark mushroom, earth and warm spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is superbly weighted and flowing. The wine offers sweet fruit intensity as well as seductive savoury/spicy nuances, finishing magnificently long and silky."