FIVE STARS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FOUR STARS 18/20 | Raymond Chan
4.5 STARS | Yvonne Lorkin
Organic, soft, supple and Central Otago delicious. This is everything you want in a Pinot Noir. Awesome value and just the ticket when needing something new and special.
Raymond Chan writes ""Even ruby-red colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is well-proportioned with good depth of savoury dark-red cherry and berry fruits melded with dark herbs and subtle complexing earthy elements. This has good intensity and layers of interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweet and luscious fruit, with flavours of savoury dark-red cherry and berryfruit with a complex layering of dark herbs and soft earthy notes. The fruit is up-front, showing immediate depth and intensity and is underlined by fine-grained tannin extract with integrated acidity. The flavours carry along a positive line, leading to a lingering finish of red fruits and herbs. This is a sweet and juicy dark cherry and berry fruited Pinot Noir with complex herb notes, intensity and depth, all underlined by fine tannin extract. Match with wild duck and pork, and game dishes over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the ‘Muirkirk’, ‘Morrison’ and the Montero ‘Pisa Terrace’ vineyard, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc. with 5% w/ole bunches, the wine aged 10 months in 15% new oak. Certified BioGro organic."