4.5 STARS 90/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Winemaker Rod McDonald's burgeoning Te Awanga brand has developed a reputation for generous, approachable wines with wide appeal.
This Pinot delivers on that promise with lovely regional flavours in the dark cherry and red berry spectrum.
Sam Kim writes "The wine is elegantly seductive on the nose showing spiced cherry, game, dried herb and dark spice aromas, followed by a finely textured palate that is juicy and beautifully rounded. The wine is stylish and complex with sweet berry flavours and rich spicy/savoury notes."
The winery writes "Tobacco, violet and subtle earth characters on the nose, with vibrant dark red and plum flavours on the palate. The tannins are firm but melting and provide a supporting structure to this engaging wine."