98 Points - James Suckling
The aromatic layering here is impressive, where plenty of toasty, spicy, cinnamon-scented French timber is played into rich red and dark cherries as well as a brambly, undergrowth-like edge. Peppery moments and sweet, autumnal leafy notes lurk beneath. The palate's bathed in pitch perfectly ripened pinot fruits such as red and purple cherries, dark plums, blackberries and blueberries. The tannins are seductively fine and even, the acidity is bright, and this runs effortlessly along delivering concentrated fruit flavors amid nicely matched oak spices that warm up the expansive finish. A rare and certainly costly bottle of NZ pinot that delivers on the promise of pleasure and interest. Drink now through to 2025.