Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The fourth release of The Paper Nautilus exhibits subtle aromas of preserve citrus, white peach, honeyed characters and spicy complexity. The palate is full with a rich mid-palate and a dry lingering finish."
Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Elegant, sophisticated, alluring and complex bouquet. Aromas and flavours of lemon and peach, apple and grapefruit, lees and fine sweet herb. An abundance of acidity with a contrasting silky texture then flavours that reflect the nose. A delicious wine with a fine and complex palate, true to its varietal core, great balance and length, well made. Best drinking from today and through 2025."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Named after a paper-thin shell, the estate-grown 2019 vintage was hand-harvested from mature vines at Renwick, in the Wairau Valley, and fermented and matured for eight months in an 1800-litre oak foudre and a 3000-litre oak cuve. Bright, light lemon/green, it is ripely scented, youthful and tightly structured, with passionfruit-like flavours, a very subtle oak influence, lively acidity, excellent delicacy and vigour, and a lasting finish. A stylish, distinctive wine with obvious potential, it should be at its best 2022+."
Yvonne Lorkin, July 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Only released in exceptional years, the Nautilus team have opted to ferment this high-quality fruit in older large french oak barrels and that’s injected lime, lemongrass, white pepper, smoked passionfruit, bruised basil and buckets of lemony loveliness. The acidity is banging, fresh and frisky and the finish is super-zesty."