A well known local label from the Donaldson Family that continues to offer some of the best value Pinot Noir around.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
We picked this Pinot over three weeks to give a complex array of red and dark fruit flavours. Traditional Burgundian winemaking was followed by 18 months maturation in French barrels, producing a full-bodied wine showing the typical Waipara characters of cherry chocolate and spice. Whilst great drinking on release, it will develop extra complexity with a few years bottle age."
It is bright ruby in appearance with complex aromas of red and dark fruits, such as raspberries, blackberries, black cherries and purple plums. Layered beneath this are hints of chocolate, vanilla and spice. On the palate it is rich and powerful, with ripe and velvety tannins adding a satisfying mouth feel. This season’s smaller crop has resulted in a wine with excellent concentration, structure and length."
92/100 Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, October 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"A ripe and brambly pinot with earthy and herbal notes, arranged with ripe blueberries and red plums. The palate has a punchy, direct and long frame of tannins carrying deep and rich flavours of cherries."