Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Hunter’s traditional bottle fermented MiruMiru™ Reserve 2017 is blended from Pinot Noir 57%, Chardonnay 34%, and Pinot Meunier 9%. Stored on lees for over three years the wine has developed a rich complexity with a full creamy texture on the palate. Aromas of biscuit and nutty characters of almond and hazelnut on the nose. The palate exhibits layers of white peach and citrus characters with apple notes on the end palate. The wine shows fruit complexity and balance with excellent richness that carries through to a dry and crisp finish. The name MiruMiru™ translates to “bubbles” in Te Reo Māori."
5 Stars Winestate Magazine, April 2022 (2017 Vintage)
"This vivacious Marlborough blend of pinot noir (57%), chardonnay (34%) and pinot meunier (9%) was disgorged after over four years on its yeast lees. Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant, with concentrated, citrusy, peachy flavours, yeasty and biscuity notes adding complexity, and a very harmonious, lingering finish."
Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, February 2021 (2016 Vintage)
"A pinot noir dominant blend with chardonnay (36%) and pinot meunier (15%) aged in bottle on the lees for over three years. Quite champagne-like with fine, yeasty, baguette crust flavours. An ethereal texture adds appeal. A sophisticated wine."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This has long been one of Marlborough's best sparklings, full and lively, with loads of peachy, yeasty, nutty flavour, and a creamy, long finish. It is matured on its yeast lees for an average of three and a half years. The richly flavoured 2016 vintage was blended from Pinot Noir (49 per cent), Chardonnay (36 per cent) and Pinot Meunier (15 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant and mouthfilling, with fresh acidity and strong, peachy, yeasty, slightly nutty flavours, showing excellent complexity, harmony and length."
Rate Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, September 2021 (2016 Vintage)
"A very enticing and intriguing bouquet, developing and complex with aromas of peach and lemon, a bready lees autolysis and crumbled nut. Crisp and refreshing textures on the palate with flavours of lemon and apple, peach strawberry. A fine, expressive mousse with a coarse silk texture and small bubble carrying the freshness and citrus fruit message, following by a bready toasty autolysis. Lengthy, balanced and ready with best drinking from 2021 through 2025."
5 Stars & 18.5/20 (93) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, February 2021 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright, light yellow-gold with some depth, even colour throughout, consistent fine beads. The nose is gently-full, elegantly presented; aromas of yeast autolysis, pastry, almonds are in well-proportioned with cream, apple and stonefruit characters. Medium-full bodied, peach and apple have a good core, entwined with almonds, toasted brioche and warming spices. A chalky phenolic line added mouthfeel and texture, reminiscent of apple skin, along with crisp acid and a lengthy finish. This is an elegant Methode Traditionelle with apple and stonefruit flavours, well-balanced toasty, pastry details and a creamy line. Match with chicken and crayfish over the next 5 years. A blend of 49% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, fermented in stainless steel tanks, full MLF, 12% alc, aged on lees for a minimum of 3 years, 8.56 g/l RS."