A bright vibrant ruby hued wine that offers lovely varietal aromas of big red strawberry, cherry and lilac, with hints of savoury herbs and floral notes. Medium/light bodied palate with a finely balanced delicate structure that slips pleasingly across the palate with soft, silky tannins and generous sweet fruit.
Michael Cooper 4/5 Stars
The bright ruby 2021 vintage (4*) is a single-vineyard red, hand-picked from a hillside site, south-west of Hastings and Havelock North. A graceful wine, it is mouth-filling and supple, with strong, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, gently seasoned with nutty oak, and fresh acidity. Retasted in mid 2023, it's well worth cellaring.
Candice Chow 90 points
This Pinot Noir has fine, supple tannins carrying youthful fruit, spice and a lifted and fine mineral line.