Hand picked and chilled overnight and handsorted. 85% destemmed and 15% whole bunches included. Fermented in small stainless open top fermenters with 100% indigenous yeasts over a period of 2 weeks prior to pressing into French oak barrels for eighteen months (40% new). Bottled without fining or filtration.
97 Points. Sumptuous, concentrated, organic pinot noir with ripe plum, black cherry, liquorice, anise and nutty oak flavours. Impressive power with a seductive delivery. Very accessible now, but with a proven history of longevity. 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Feb/ March 2018.
94 Points. Wonderful Marlborough Pinot Noir of depth and intensity. Medium to full bodied, thick and chocolaty with hazelnut, and plum, and plum skin tannin, a slight but lovely regional herbal bitterness - like chinotto - concentration and dark chocolate on a very long finish. It’s the wine equivalent of settling into a dark coloured bean bag, and enjoying the show. That grainy tannin. So good. Come along for the ride. - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 14 November 2017.