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  • A limited release, ultra luxury brand from Marlborough.
  • Stylistically bold & focused on purity, texture & concentration.
  • "Smooth-textured & yet firmly-structured wine in a fleshy, robust style," - 92/100 Bob Campbell.

Tasting Notes

Colour Ruby-Red
Nose The nose is ripe with layers of plums, dark berries, cinnamon and vanilla spice and a hint of earthy complexity
Palate The palate is full and silky smooth with great intensity of dark berry fruit and spice. It has a velvety tannin structure displaying impressive length.
Food Pairing Cranberry turkey.
Cellaring 15 Plus Years
Notes Comprised of 70% Clone 667 from the Upper Awatere Valley, pressed off and matured in a high proportion of new French oak 500L puncheons for just under 2 years. Aged for 12 months in the bottle prior to release.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Vegan
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.
Bob Campbell MW
Dense weight Awatere Valley pinot noir with plum, berry and dried herb flavours together with a hint of rhubarb. Smooth-textured and yet firmly-structured wine in a fleshy, robust style.
Cameron Douglas MS
Very specific aromas of Pinot with a steely, fruity, haunting and youthful pure fruit bouquet. No mistaking the use of oak with aromas of moderate to toasty wood smoke and a raw sugar sweet oak intensity. The palate reflects the aromas precisely with a complexity and intensity of a youthful wine showing a firm texture, medium tannins, medium+ acidity and slightly grippy youthful finish.


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