90 pts Wine Spectator 9/30/20
Spicy, featuring a whiff of cigar box that mingles with the dense plum, black licorice and huckleberry flavors. Nutmeg and cedar notes linger on the finish, where the tannins become more gripping. Drink now through 2035. 30,000 cases made, 500 cases imported.
This wine celebrates the potential of Central Otago for producing aromatically intense Pinot Noir. Wild Raspberry and dark Boysenberry overlay sweet brown spice characters. These same berry notes frame the entry to the wine, leading to a textured mid palate. Ripe textural tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These tannins are balanced by the wine’s acidity and more berry frui