Selected for the 2020 Fine Wines of New Zealand List
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2018 is dark, ruby-red in colour. It's complex aromatics and flavours show red and dark fruits with earthy, spicy, savoury notes. The wine's broad, mouth filling weight and richness unfold with long, fine-grained tannins and lingering acidity. We recommend enjoying with roast duck."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
5 Stars & 96/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"This legendary label appears to be experiencing a return to its once heroic form after a temporary decline. It’s a classic example of restrained power with great purity and length. Cherry, plum, spice and subtle floral flavours offer varietal definition and complexity. Should develop well in bottle."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The very refined 2016 vintage was matured for a year in French oak casks (23 per cent new). Enticingly perfumed and supple, it is sweet-fruited, with intense cherry, plum and spice flavours, tannins beneath, and obvious cellaring potential. Drink now to 2025."
95/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Ripe cherry, spicy vanilla oak, sage and aniseed. Medium to full bodied, orange peel and dark cherry, pushes firm and sure with ripe grainy tannin, long finish with a touch of the exotic. Very classy."
93/100 Rebecca Gibb MW, January 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"Sumptuously textured Pinot Noir – you almost want to sink into it but the tow of acidity that Martinborough excels at. There's more than fruit here – savoury characters, violet as well as red cherry. A delightful wine that draws you in."