Trophy for Wine of the Show – New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2019
Trophy for Best Pinot Noir – New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2019
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Dark black brooding aromatics showing lots of spice, wildflower and a red and black fruit mix. Followed by a serious dense and textural palate with great poise, elegance and persistence."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"Silken, seamless pinot noir that is more about vinosity than fruitiness. Cherry and floral flavours allow savoury, spicy characters to take centre-stage. An attractive and restrained wine that can be appreciated now but shows promising development potential."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"From Domaine-Thomson, at Lowburn, the highly attractive 2015 vintage was matured for 10 months in French oak barrels (35 per cent new). It has full, moderately youthful colour, with a welcoming fragrance. Full-bodied and savoury, with deep, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity and harmony, it's delicious now, but should also reward cellaring."
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"A fine and complex bouquet with calm yet distinctive aromas of ripe red berry fruits, layers of toasty oak and smoky wood spices. Equally complex on the palate with dark cherry, tea & brown spices, raspberry and old rose flavours. Firm yet fine youthful tannin and acidity adding tension and poise as well as charm and some elegance. Dry finish, well made and quite complex. Best window for drinking early 2020 through 2026."