A Pinot Noir as compelling as the story of Kalex Wines founder and owner, Alex Kaufman. A triumph amidst adversity as the marketing goes but this wine certainly proved to be a triumph at our Central Otago tasting last year.
Made from a portion of premium Estate Gibbston Pinot Noir and topped with fruit from the wider Central Otago region, and crafted by well known winemaker Theo Coles, it shows bright red fruits with gentle herbal notes on a background of spicy oak. Wonderfully textured, it has lovely silken tannins and great drive. Top label, quality Central Otago Pinot Noir at this price is crazy value!
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Rose Petals, smoke & red fruits dominate the aromas of this textural, layered Pinot Noir. The palate is silky, savoury, and seductive – spice & lifted red fruits. Unfiltered & Unfined."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Wonderfully fruited and immensely complex, the wine shows sweet plum, dark cherry, thyme, anise and roasted nut characters on the nose. It's beautifully ripe and richly textured on the palate, offering terrific fruit purity and power, while remaining graceful and persistent. At its best: now to 2026."