Fromm Pinot Noir Cuvee H 2017
The 2017 shows lovely depth of fruit, opening with dark red, blue berries and an underlay of ripe cherries. The aromas then reveal a granite-like minerality, inviting florals, lifting sage herbs and a lick of sweet vanilla spice. The palate is generous with good fruit weight, velvety layered tannins and enhancing, enticing acidity. We built this wine to last but are delighted with its charm and approachability now. Every component complements the other in seamless harmony - rather like a well-rehearsed orchestra. A lovely mix of complexity and finesse adds to the wine’s fineness.
Michael Cooper, New Zealand Wines
"Certified organic, the lovely 2017 vintage (5*) is labelled in honour of Hätsch Kalberer, Fromm's winemaker since the first vintage in 1992. Designed as 'a mindful blend of what our single-vineyard wines offer as a composite', it is a classy wine, full-coloured, with generous, vibrant, youthful cherry, plum and spice flavours, finely structured, supple and persistent. Still a baby, it has obvious cellaring potential; best drinking 2022+."
Bob Campbell, therealreview.com
95 Points , 5 Stars
"In honour of Fromm's winemaker, Hatsch Kalberer, who blended wines from several vineyards to produce this rich, ripe and complex pinot noir with plum, savoury, herb, spice and nutty oak flavours. An impressive wine that's an advertisement for blending rather than expressing place."11/3/2019
Drink 2019 to 2023