Otago Daily TimesScore
Very good to Excellent
Opaque, dark colour. Brooding nose of pencil lead & bramble, evolving to fragrant dried herbs with a sweet fruited underlay.
Powerful and sweetly fruited palate with plum, liqueur fruits with a delightful dried herb note hanging on the finish. Pinot on
steroids with chewy tannins: lots of ingredient here.
… Deeply coloured, it is fragrant, fresh and full-bodied, with concentrated, ripe, plummy, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, firm but balanced tannins, and good complexity. A powerful, fruit-packed, very bold style of Pinot Noir, it should be long-lived.
Q Wine Blog 94/100
Dark cherries, some blackberry and dried red flowers early. There's some good energy here no doubt from the carbonic ma0ceration. It's dancy presence in the mouth cannot be understated yet there's impressive concentration through the midpalate.Red apple acidity to close with a
dash of fine peppery spice and you walk away very satisfied.