“Structured Pinot with backbone and acidity. It is a thinking person’s Pinot. 93/100” Tim Atkin MW UK
“Rich and concentrated wine with layers of flavours including dark cherry, berry, anise and oak. An impressive wine with depth and complexity that needs a few years to reveal it’s full potential. It has quite firm tannins at this stage. 96/100 5 stars“. Bob Campbell MW . Gourmet Wine Traveller
This rather romantic tasting note seems to bring together the complexity and pleasure of the wine. It signals celebration and familiarity.
Structurally the wine has serious “torque” and belongs firmly in the Moutere stable. A wine with current appeal and the promise of a secured future.
Great Pinot is about flow – the wine moves across the palate with ease and leaves a final flourish which lingers. This enticing palate is framed by subtly integrated tannins which provide a structure to contain the exuberant fruit notes. All very seductive.
“A very classy Nelson red. It is deep and youthful in colour, mouthfilling and very savoury, with dense, ripe plum and spice flavours, hints of herbs, olives and nuts, excellent complexity, and the structure to age; open 2015+. Five Stars” Michael Cooper’s Guide to NZ Wine
“This complex, smoldering, broody pinot has plenty on offer and marries character-laden fruit with impressive structure. This is quite a wine. 96/100” Jamessuckling.com
“Absolutely sensational, black raspberry & violets, so concentrated and complex, alluring balsamic and dried herb nuances, oozes class, seriously structured pinot, has to be one of NZ’s best and perhaps pinot of the vintage, certainly most impressive 2012 I have tried – MUST BUY .” Curtis Marsh , The Wandering Palate.
“Offers lovely earthy / loamy notes over a core of black raspberries and cranberries with hints of moss and fungi. Medium-bodied, it is packed with intense red berry and earth flavors supported by firm, fine tannins and a crisp acid frame, finishing long and mineral laced.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW