97 Points
5 Stars Cuisine
Decanter Platinum
Value Pick

97/100 & Best Pinot Noir In Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

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Regions : Central Otago

97/100 & Best Pinot Noir In Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

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Trophy – Best Pinot Noir In Show Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Platinum Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
97/100 – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
5 Stars & No.3 – Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting 2018

Beautifully composed, this stunning Pinot from the Dicey family in Central Otago is no stranger to incredible accolades having taken out the IWSC Bouchard Finlayson Trophy for their 2013 Composition Pinot Noir and now their 2015 has filled the top Pinot Noir spot at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in the UK. 

Ceres’ is the Central Otago brand of the Dicey family. Father Robin and sons James and Matt have had an integral involvement in many aspects of Central Otago wine since the early 1990's. The family were founding partners in Mt Difficulty with Matt being the winemaker since its inception in 1996. They know their stuff!

Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"The nose is soft and full with harmoniously concentrated aromas of ripe, dark red berry fruits melded with dark plum notes, liquorice and earth, and nuances of spice and thyme herbs. Medium-full bodied, the palate features soft, sweet and plush, ripe dark red berry and plum fruit flavour intermixed with thyme herbs, liquorice earth and undergrowth detail. The fruit lusciousness is supported and balanced by fine-grained tannin extraction providing good structure and mouthfeel. Integrated acidity enlivens the drive and the wine flows to a long and sustained finish with juicy fruit and a fine-texture. This is a soft, plush and juicy Pinot Noir with dark berry, plum and thyme herb flavours, and a fine-textured mouthfeel. Match with roasted game meats and semi-hard cheeses over the next 5-6 years'

97/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Deep yet clear garnet-red in colour. Juicy, spicy, forthright plum and pomegranate fruits with some added floral intrigue, too: complex and commanding. Ample rounded, bright fruits on the palate, the plum and pomegranate now sweetened by a little cherry and strawberry. The oak is submissive, as are the soft tannins, allowing the fruit to sing out with full Central Otago force. 2019-2026."

5 Stars & No.3 Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting, April 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Matt Dicey has crafted a splendid pinot. It exudes a perfume evocative of dark roses and violets, which leads to a deep, still pool of superb fruit. It offers layers of flavour, vibrancy and completeness. The panel was unanimously impressed. "The lines are wonderfully elegant and long,' noted John Belsham."

4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"The highly attractive 2015 vintage was grown in the neighbouring Inlet (70 per cent) and Black Rabbit (30 per cent) vineyards, and matured for a year in French oak casks (28 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is fragrant, mouthfilling, sweet-fruited and savoury, with generous, youthful plum/spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, good tannin backbone and a rich, well-rounded finish. A very ageworthy red, it should be at its best 2019+."

Sue Courtney,, May 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"A moderately translucent purple violet. Fragrantly scented with cherry, plum and sweet herb notations. Bright and intense in the silky-textured palate where bittersweet red fruit, oak, spice and savoury notes combine in harmony. Dense and concentrated with a vinous sweetness and touches of anise infusing the persistent finish where the tannins become more noticeable."

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