Colour is on the darker end of the Pinot spectrum, quite dense. An immediate perception depth is established on the nose - aromas of berry fruit and spice interact with dark brooding earthy and leathery tones. Complex and intriguing. Structurally muscular as a young wine, with impressive depth of flavour. Concentrated, yet silky, expansive front, with the mid palate having sure direction and focus. Finishes with well balanced tannins that lend a lingering savoury complexity.
"11 months in French Oak. Bright black cherry, blackberry and spice nose with some herby notes. The palate shows ripe black fruits with warm spiciness, nice structure and good acidity. Sweet and approachable with some warmth. 92/100" Jamie Goode www.wineanorak.com
Gold Medal - London International Wine Competition
Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show
5 Stars - Michael Cooper