Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Ara Resolute is made to showcase the purity of Marlborough Pinot Noir. Fruit for this wine came from four low yielding vineyards in the region’s Southern Valleys specially chosen for the quality fo their fruit which delivers structure and intense Pinot Noir flavour.
This wine shows all the hallmarks of the great Marlborough Pinot Noir vintage that was 2017. Dark cherry and wild strawberry blend with clove and forest floor on the nose. A rich palate with sweet ripe berry fruit is balanced beautifully by savoury tannins and fine acidity. Perfect for enjoyment now, or will reward up to eight years cellaring."
Reviews for the 2015 vintage below…
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Beautifully styled and captivating, the bouquet shows ripe cherry, plum, warm spice, toasted almond and smoked game characters with a hint of dark mushroom notes. The palate is concentrated and impressively weighted, while remaining elegant and poised with fine texture and rounded mouthfeel. Very complex and engaging with plenty of delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2021."