5 Stars
95 Points
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars Cuisine
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$45.99 $39.99 elsewhere $45.99

Regions : Central Otago

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Selectively hand-picked from the Manata Vineyard in Lowburn Central Otago. Deep dark purple hue. Exotic floral, five spice and aniseed aromas leap out of the glass along with red cherries, plum’s and an underlying complexity that speaks of Central Otago. A wine full of flavour with a soft silky palate, which has crunchy red fruits and savoury textural flavours that combine to give the wine great weight and complexity. Great structure and acid give this wine an ability to age and suit any game food."

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Elegant pinot noir from the Manata Vineyard in Central Otago with appealing floral, red cherry, raspberry, plum and subtle floral flavours supported by a perfect measure of acidity and ripe tannins. A supple and attractive red with cellaring potential."

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2017 Vintage)
"Dark ruby core with plum and ruby highlights and a light pink hue at the rim. Aromas remind me of both the mineral soil attributes of Otago and the smashed strawberry fruits of Martinborough. On the palate however many of the hallmarks of a Central Pinot show with dark cherry, dried raspberry and savoury core with hints of wild thyme and minerals. Noticeable tannins and abundant acidity, a youthful wine with a core of vitality. Lengthy finish. Best enjoyed soon and through to 2024."

5 Stars & Top 5 Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting, April 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"A bold wine in a riper style with genuine presence. There is an initial impression of overripeness yet the elements, despite their volume, are expertly balanced. The juicy and spicy palate is filled with blackberries and dried herbs underscored by framed tannins."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Delightfully fruited and wonderfully fragrant, the bouquet shows dark cherry, ripe plum, roasted almond, olive and floral characters, followed by a succulent palate that is beautifully weighted and rounded. The wine offers excellent fruit power as well as refined mouthfeel, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2025."

92/100 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
"The new owners have expanded Pyramid Valley’s production to include an offering from their vineyard in Central Otago. Formerly known as Lowburn Ferry, it’s been renamed Manata. The 2017 Pinot Noir delivers bold black cherry and subtle earthy notes, a medium to full-bodied palate and hints of mocha and plum. With its suave, silky texture, it’s drinkable now, but it shows the concentration and length to drink well through 2026."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"The debut 2017 vintage was hand-harvested in the Manata Vineyard, at Lowburn, and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (10 per cent new). Deep, bright ruby, with a fragrant, fresh, berryish, spicy bouquet, it is mouthfilling and fruit-packed, with good concentration of youthful, plummy, spicy flavours. Savoury and complex, with a structured, lengthy finish, it should be at its best 2021+."

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