92 pts Wine Spectator ‘Smart Buys’ 5/31/22
Delivers a core of juicy, vibrant cherry, cranberry and pomegranate flavors, with notes of tomato leaf, spice, white pepper and tobacco on the velvety finish, plus a hint of cocoa. Drink now through 2040. 20,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.
Harvest 2020 was unpredictable. Right at the start, we had the CV19 lockdown introduced, so we had to adapt to the newest ways.
Once all systems in place, we went out “all harvesters shaking” and picked all our fruit. In hindsight, after seeing what fruit came in, it
has been a super harvest, maybe one of the better ones Marlborough has seen for the last 20 years. Great sunshine hours, low disease pressure, light crops, and ripe fruit, all come together to produce some outstanding fruit and in turn some great wines.
Handpicked from our Pinot Noir vineyards established in 1995 with a mixture of Dijon clones.
This succulent Pinot Noir has aromas of spice, currant and dark Ghana chocolate. A juicy cherry mouthfeel matches perfectly with the grippy bitterness of the dark cocoa. A long and luxurious feel on the palate will remind you of your favourite cherry jam colliding with that warm dark cup of black tea.