94 Points - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
This is the original Mount Edward vineyard, planted in 1998-1999, though about two thirds of it was replanted after a consultant came to Otago and told them to replant some different stuff. Anyway, it’s sort of in an outwash of the glacier, a bit unique in that regard, and in one of the hottest places in Lowburn/Pisa, but gets cool air across it regularly. Winemaker Duncan Forsyth is giving me a low down, and the prior intel is the gist. “It’s Presbyterian where the wines around here are more Catholic, for the most part, though the Catholic wines do tend to get more interesting with time”, Forsyth says. Brilliant kick off; flint and slate, green apple, citrus blossom, ginger, lemongrass, touch of barely-there raw honeycomb. So much on. Crackles in the palate, crisp, tangy, pure, a wash of mineral-charged cold lemon-ginger-chamomile tea with bristling acidity and purity. It’s delicate, racy, imbued with personality and ribald in its drinkability. Lots to like. Very good.