Champion Pinot Noir. Winestate Wine of the Year 2011
Blue-Gold Award. Sydney International Wine Show 2012
Gold Medal. NZ International Wine Show 2011
5 stars. Winestate Magazine Nov 2011
5 stars. Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide to NZ Wines 2012
5 Stars. Bob Campbell
This wine was judged top wine of more than 1500 pinot noirs from throughout Australasia tasted by the Winestate magazine panels over the 2011 year. Furthermore it was also awarded a Blue-Gold Medal at the Sydney International Wine Show where gold medal winning wines are judged again as to how well they compliment foods to receive a blue-gold award. It also picked up another Gold Medal at the NZ International Wine Show (where the previous vintage was Champion Pinot Noir in 2010).
This classic Central Otago pinot noir has a lovely aromatic nose and lifted perfume of spice and cherry. Rich and concentrated on the palate with ripe, red and dark fruits, hints of chocolate and subtle integrated oak, the wine has mouth caressing tannins and a very long finish. Enjoy on its own or with foods such as lamb, poultry, duck and venison. It will continue to develop depth and complexity for 5-7 years.
Highly concentrated, single vineyard red from Lowburn, in the Cromwell Basin. Deeply coloured, fleshy, warm and supple, with intense plum, cherry and slight licorice flavours and a lovely, silky texture. Winestate Nov/Dec 2011
"Rich, almost luscious Pinot Noir with seductively soft, ripe cherry and plum flavours that linger tantalisingly long after the wine has been swallowed (or in my case, spat). It has a truly silken texture. A real crowd pleaser. 5 stars" Bob Campbell MW - Bobswinereviews.com