TROPHY, BEST CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR | IWC 2022
TROPHY, BEST NZ RED WINE | IWC 2022
GOLD MEDAL | IWC 2022
TROPHY CHAMPION PINOT NOIR | NZIWS 2022
GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2022
94/100 | Cameron Douglas MS "Excellent"
NEWSFLASH: McArthur Ridge Southern Tor has been named Champion Central Otago Pinot Noir and Champion New Zealand Red Wine of Show at the International Wine Challenge - the world's most prestigious wine awards! How's that for a couple of major international accolades!!
A new Central Otago star is born. Recently crowned Champion Pinot Noir of Show at the NZIWS, McArthur Ridge Southern Tor is a standout example of fulsome, rounded Central Otago Pinot and one sip will make it clear why this special wine took out the top gong at New Zealand's largest wine awards.
Bright ruby/purple in the glass, the palate is full of black cherries, smoky oak and gamey characters. Already delicious but there are years of cellaring ahead. Another top effort from Champion Winemaker Matt Connell. Very highly recommended.
Cam Douglas MS writes "Excellent bouquet with aromas of savoury smoky red berry fruit, black cherry and vanilla, some black forest berries and clove then dark violets and some soft stony soil notes. Dry on the palate with a core of fruit, a fine savoury and fine to moderate tannins texture. No mistaking the influence of oak with baking spices, brown sugar and smoke. Well made and ready from mid 2022 through 2028+"