Wine Reviews

Reserve Pinot Noir

.  Winestate. 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir.
"This fragrant, silky-textured red was estate-grown at Tarras, in the Cromwell Basin. Barrel-selected, it is a very harmonious, ‘complete’ red, already delicious, with deep, ripe plum, cherry and nut flavours, savoury and lingering."

91+/100.  Robert Parker Wine Advocate.  2013 Pinot Noir Reserve.
"Medium garnet colored with a touch of purple, the 2013 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir has a pronounced black cherry and blackberry nose with hints of anise, cinnamon and chocolate. Medium-bodied and well-structured, with a firm backbone and lively acid, it has great length with earthiness coming through on the finish."

, 96/100.  Sam Kim.  2013 Pinot Noir Reserve.
"A compelling rendition of the variety, the wine shows outstanding fruit richness together with layers of stylish savoury complexity. Aromas of dark berry, game, cedar, cocoa and truffle with hints of clove and dried herbs on the nose. The palate is dense and plush, and velvety and sweetly delicious, with waves of ripe fruit flavours and assortment of spice and earthy undertones. At its best: now to 2025." 

, 18.5/20.  Raymond Chan.  2013 Pinot Noir Reserve.
"The nose is full of fresh, ripe fruit aromas of dark red berry fruit and black cherries with nuances of dark red plums forming a soft, densely packed core. The aromas are harmonious and integrated, unveiling notes of thyme herbs, black minerals and some oak spice elements. Full-bodied, deep, rich and vibrantly sweet fruit flavours of dark red berryfruit, black cherries and nuances of plum feature on the palate. Subtle layers of dark plums, liquorice, violet florals and oak spices emerge to provide complexing interest. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction and structure, with enlivening lacy acidity... This is a full-bodied, ripe, dark-red and black-fruited Pinot Noir with fine structure and plenty of power. Serve with slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 6-8+ years." 

, 94/100.  Bob Campbell.  2013 Pinot Noir Reserve. 

Pinot Noir

, 94/100.  Sam Kim.  2014 Pinot Noir.
"Wonderfully perfumed and inviting, the bouquet shows dark cherry, roasted almond, mushroom, floral and spice notes, followed by a succulent palate that is beautifully weighted and rounded, and shows silky texture and supple tannins. The wine is flavoursome, generous and velvety to the finish. At its best: now to 2022." 

.  Michael Cooper. 2014 Pinot Noir.

 Gold Medal. NZ International Wine Show. 2013 Pinot Noir.

.  Winestate. 2013 Pinot Noir. 

90/100. Wine Spectator. 2013 Pinot Noir.  

94/100.  Wine & Spirits.  2013 Pinot Noir.
"Balanced between fruit and earth - notes of cool lack plum skin, crushed dried thyme and savory green tomatoes. The tannins are fine, ripe and ample, and the long, satisfying finish is rich."

, 95/100.  Sam Kim.  2013 Pinot Noir.
"This is impressively fruited on the nose displaying complex aromas of dark cherry, plum, game and truffle with nuances of cedar and dried herbs. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and focus, while displaying plush texture and expansive mouthfeel. The wine is powerful and opulent, while remaining firmly structured and balanced. At its best: now to 2022." 

90/100.  Robert Parker Wine Advocate.  2012 Pinot Noir.
"Pale ruby colored, the 2012 Pinot Noir has notes of roses, tea and underbrush with kirsch at the core. Medium-bodied, finely knit and fresh with a nice grainy backbone and good length, it’s delicious for drinking now."

, 95/100.  Sam Kim.  2012 Pinot Noir.
"Silky, seamless and seductive, this gorgeous pinot is filled with dark fruit, smoked meat, roasted almond and earthy mushroom notes with a hint of thyme complexity. The palate is wonderfully harmonious and generous, and offers terrific drinking. So easy on the palate, even though the wine is concentrated and brilliantly structured. At its best: now to 2020."