92 pts Wine Advocate Issue #235 Feb 2018
On the herbal-floral side of the spectrum, the 2016 Te Rehua Pinot Noir offers hints of rosemary, thyme and rose petals in addition to notes of red plums and dusty earth. It’s medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, red-fruit finish. While it doesn’t have the robustness of previous vintages, it’s still a charming, attractive wine for relatively early consumption.
93 pts Wine Spectator 10/15/18
The tannins have a firm hold on the muscular core, with juicy raspberry and cherry flavors and details of sage and loamy earth. Shows plenty of harmony on the finish, where a touch of matcha green tea lingers. Drink now through 2028. 450 cases made, 150 cases imported.
96 pts James Suckling Dec 2018
Fruit-focused nose with very attractive black cherries, hints of orange zest and black tea, as well as dried roses, some charcuterie and plenty of fragrance. The palate is fleshy and seductive with resoundingly powerful tannins that set a long, even finish. Drink now or hold.