Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Our Limited Release Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from the Doctors Creek area in the Waitaki Valley, North Otago. An extremely warm 2017-18 growing season allowed fruit to be picked at optimal maturity in what is generally considered to be an extremely tough place to grow grapes.
The fruit was hand-picked late in the season. Once in the winery, there was minimal handling allowing the fruit to express its purity. The wine further developed while maturing in French oak barriques for 10 months prior to bottling.
92/100 Wine Spectator (2018 Vintage)
"Maraschino cherry flavours are smooth and fresh, offering details of clove, vanilla bean and black tea. Vibrant and expressive on the finish, with velvety tannins and a fresh thread of acidity weaving in and out. Drink now through 2029."
90/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
"This has attractive freshness and drive with a very succulent, dark-berry and cherry core on offer. The palate has a vibrant and rich array of fresh and detailed, berry and plum flavour. Drink now."