13 Pinot Noir Magnum
Rich ripe plum, berry and subtle forest floor aromas marry together for a smooth medium bodied Pinot Noir. The palate shows persistent rich cherry/plum flavours and mild spicy oak making an enjoyable and easy drinking wine.
Harvest Date March & April 2013
Total Acidity 5.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 0.26 g/l
Bottling Date March 2014
90 POINTS - Maryann Worobiec, Wine Spectator, Oct 2015
“Offers vibrant, taut, juicy red fruit flavors, accented by an orange peel hint, with plenty of spice and notes of black tea and fresh forest floor. Comes together on the finish, where a minerally, crushed rock nuances and dried floral elements gain momentum, all set on a velvety texture. Drink now through 2030.”
4 STARS - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2015
“A gently expressed pinot showing red cherry, plum, clove and a touch of dried herb complexity on the nose. It is juicy and rounded on the palate with attractive fruit weight, backed by fine tannins. The wine shows lovely balance and harmony, with elegance and softness, finishing lingering and pleasingly dry.”
4 STARS - Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Jun 2015
“Dark, deep, ruby-red colour with lighter garnet hues on edge. This has a full and broad bouquet with deep and densely packed aromas of savoury dark red berry fruit along with piquant fresh herbs, along with secondary development notes of earth, dried herbs and undergrowth. Some soft red florals emerge with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich and savoury dark red berry fruit flavours are melded with secondary earth, dried herb and undergrowth complexities. Some layers of game, spice and florals unfold. This has a deep core, supported by softly dry, grainy textured tannins, providing structure and balance to the fruit sweetness. There is good acid energy and drive that carries the solid palate to a dry, savoury, earthy fruited finish. This is a full, solidly packed, savoury fruited Pinot Noir with some development and dry structure.”
3.5 STARS – Cameron Douglas MS, camerondouglasms.blogspot.co.nz, May 2015
“A bouquet filled with aromas of red cherry, plum and red apple skin; a layer of stony mineral adds depth and a little complexity; noticeable oak spices and overall pinosity.
On the palate - dry, firm and youthful with lots of crunch to the light red fruit flavors that reflect the nose with a little cranberry as well; touches of red florals; overall balanced and well made though quite youthful still with medium length and complexity. Will cellar well for another 12 - 18 months or serve with food.”