90 pts Wine Enthusiast July 2019
This wine starts off a little barnyardy, which is unusual for this producer. It blows off a little, but a leathery, earthy quality remains, along with slightly flashy oak. There’s plenty of plump red-currant and blueberry fruit, though, along with violets and a peppery spice. The palate is supple and juicy with a soft grip of savory tannins and a tangy, exotic spiced finish. Drink now through 2027
Dark floral and spice scents lead to wonderful red and dark fruits, with a lovely seam of minerality supported by supple tannins.
A cool and windy spring with the usual spring frosts, followed by a hot dry summer. A long autumn with beautiful warm days that gave lovely extended ripening.
Hand harvested from Bendigo (48%), Pisa (44%), Gibbston (8%) sub regions of Central Otago
Purity, elegance combine with texture, concentration and length. A true reflection of the three Central Otago sub regions that contribute to our Pinot Noir.