This wine strikes a perfect balance of deep yet gentle fruit and savoury/forest floor/autumnal tones that populate the surrounds of the wine. The fruit of the mid-palate has that ‘wild’ character that brings excitement and suspense. This is my second time trying this wine and it has impressed me even more this time around. - Ches Cook, FWC.
“I like this. A lot! Atypically NZ in its structural meld of fine- boned tannins, sandy latticework of acidity and something salty and moreish. The structure is the totem, sure, but the core of subtle fruit creeps up: damson plum, bloodstone, bing cherry, orange zest and a cinnamon twirl of oak. There is nothing too sweet, cloying or overly exuberant about this. The voice is one of measured, mid-weighted refinement. A benchmark for the region.” 94 Points, Ned Goodwin MW
“Bright, fresh and fruity pinot noir with plum, cherry and berry flavours, together with a suggestion of dried herbs and spicy oak characters. The wine has a pleasingly smooth texture and gentle, fruity acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. A distinctive, stylish pinot noir.” 94 Points, Bob Campbell MW