96/100 | Bob Campbell, MW
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
A glorious example of biodynamically produced, Bendigo Pinot Noir from master Central Otago winemaker Rudi Bauer. Elegant and understated it builds on the palate to reveal its true power. Sensational wine with real cellar potential.
Bob Campbell writes "Single Ferment is the wine that best expresses both site and season. Richer and more intense than the regular pinot noir, with a complex mix of dark cherry, berry, floral and savoury flavours. The wine will obviously develop well with bottle age but is still quite accessible."
Michael Cooper writes "Deep ruby, mouthfilling red, powerful but not heavy, with dense, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing lovely concentration, good tannin backbone and obvious long-term potential. It should be a 10-year wine."
The winery writes "Deep ruby in colour with a layered bouquet of red berries, floral and savoury notes. Rich and opulent on the palate with dark cherry, plum and spice. Elegant yet mouth filling with an impressive purity and power. Very good ageing potential."