The quintessence of Central Otago Pinot Noir – powerful and seductive. Hand-reared on the North-facing slopes of Bendigo, one of the warmer sub-regions in Central Otago, the semi-continental climate and free-draining silt and gravel soils produce vivid and concentrated flavours. This is a wine with broad shoulders yet soft hands that have laid out a fruit feast. You will be greeted with black cherry, red plum and vanilla bean on the nose. Ripe boysenberry and cream flavours adorn a rich and rounded mid-palate that finishes with subtle notes of cocoa and cloves. The oak is restrained, and the tannins assert their presence but are soft and inviting. A complex fruit bomb with a serious demeanour and silky, svelte structure.
4 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars & 93 Points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "
A stylish rendition; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows dark cherry, spiced plum, thyme, dark mushroom and black olive characters. The palate offers excellent concentration and bright fruit intensity, elegantly framed by fine texture and polished tannins. The wine displays graceful mouthfeel and complex flavours, finishing persistent and savoury. At its best: 2019 to 2023."
5 Stars Michael Cooper
90 Points Cameron Douglas