91/100 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

94/100 Points Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

"Varietal, youthfully vibrant and fruity bouquet with aromas of raspberries and dark cherries, red apples and savoury mineral combinations. Some spicy new oak suggestions add complexity. Equally vibrant and youthful on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose, abundant fruit and oak tannins. Acidity and oak adding additional texture and spark. A wine to enjoy today if decanted, otherwise best from 2020 through 2026"

Moderate intensity garnet colour to the edge with density. Plummy dark fruit with considerable depth and concentration, complemented by subtle airy herbs with a sprig of thyme and integrated brown spice overlay. Aromatic complexity and density with lift and bright cherry like fruit. These are expansive and vibrant aromatics.
The plummy fruit theme continues with a plush entry noteworthy in its concentration and generosity that builds as it progresses over the palate. Silky tannins and bright but supporting acidity give vitality and energy. The uniqueness of the vineyard marks the wine with a powerful core of juicy fruit that holds things in a fine balance between richness and lightness. Savoury exit with length.

As usual, there is so much to enjoy about this blend as a youngster, but it will be hitting its straps at 3 years with subtle complexity evolving across the fruit, but why wait?

Cellaring – 3 to 7 years

Food – Duck Pancakes, BBQ Duck, Panang Duck curry, Duck a l’Orange, Confit Duck, just Duck and plenty of it. Salad not required.

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Otago

Variety:

Pinot noir

Style:

Light, elegant reds

Winemaker:

Andrew Donaldson

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

 

Bottle size:

14%

750ml

Fruit:

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Body:

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Tannin:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Duck

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