The Château Tour de Sarrail 2009 has a beautifully defined nose of blackberry, minerals and well integrated oak but it needs patience to unite in the glass. Medium-bodied, contained, focused, with well-integrated if prominent new oak towards its long finish.
**Delivery available w/c 10th April**
95 Points - Antonio Galloni
The 2013 Lytton Springs has really come together over the last year, far exceeding my early expectations. Powerful and explosive in the glass, the 2013 boasts tons of inky blue/purplish fruit, mocha, spices, new leather, lavender and licorice. Readers will have to give the Lytton Springs at least a few years to shed some baby fat, but it is nearly impossible to resist, even at this early stage. Once again, the team at Ridge has produced an absolutely compelling Lytton Springs. The 16% Petite Sirah in the blend adds an unmistakable air of gravitas.
**Available for delivery w/c 10th April**
94 Points - Antonio Galloni
The 2013 Zinfandel Geyserville is every bit as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel last year. Ripe and voluptuous on the palate - yet with a super-classic conception of structure, the 2013 offers superb depth and impeccable overall balance. Waves of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, tobacco lead to more savory/ferrous notes that develop in the glass. Saline notes give the 2013 much of its energy and vivacity. This is a tremendous effort from Ridge.
Deep purple/ruby color. Ripe blackberry fruit, cola, exotic spice, eucalyptus. Elegant entry; full body, with black currant fruit, dried herbs, firm acid; red fruit and sweet oak in a lingering finish.
We are delighted to introduce Akitu’s fourth vintage with production levels reaching a modest 430 cases, which translates to a little more for our customers. Their inaugural vintage (2012) produced a tiny 325 cases and sold-out within a matter of weeks. 2013 and 2014 followed suit particularly after receiving a plethora of world wine awards. International Wine Challenge Gold Medal Winner for the 2nd year running the prestigious regional trophy winner - Wanaka Pinot Noir Trophy, Otago Pinot Noir Trophy & New Zealand Pinot Noir Trophy. Sadly, all back vintages are completely sold-out therefore; we do not expect our 180 bottle allocation to last long!
** Available for delivery March 2017 **
We are delighted to introduce Akitu’s fourth vintage with production levels reaching a modest 430 cases, which translates to a little more for our customers. Their inaugural vintage (2012) produced a tiny 325 cases and sold-out within a matter of weeks. 2013 and 2014 followed suit particularly after receiving a plethora of world wine awards. International Wine Challenge Gold Medal Winner for the 2nd year running the prestigious regional trophy winner - Wanaka Pinot Noir Trophy, Otago Pinot Noir Trophy & New Zealand Pinot Noir Trophy.
Air New Zealand Wine Awards: Pure Gold 2014
Full, dark, deep, purple-hued ruby-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is full with ripe, plush dark red and black berried fruit and plum aromas lifted by floral fragrances. The wine is elegantly proportioned - fresh, lively with a lusciously sweet fruit flavours and fine tannin line.
** Available for delivery March 2017 **
18.5 / 20 - Raymond Chan
Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is full, powerful and well-concentrated with aromas of black cherry and berry fruit harmoniously entwined with dark herbs, spices, liquorice and subtle stalk and minerally whole bunch complexities. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with flavours of black cherries and dark red berry fruits, along with nuances of thyme herbs, whole bunch stalk elements and black minerals, with hints of reductive complexities... Click to see full tasting note.
This Pinot Noir is blessed with an incredibly intense, powerful nose - the perfume is extraordinary, almost exotic. Although young, the palate is showing beautiful structure, filigree tannins and is utterly sensuous. This is an irresistible Campbell Ranch, a little fatter and more generous than the previous two vintages.
There is everything to like here – Juicy, ripe Pinot fruit bursts from the glass however, more complexity, perfume and sweetness appears with a little more aeration. It would be a shame if you missed out on this very sexy wine, which is built for immediate pleasure.