Pyramid Valley Growers Collection Calrossie Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

95 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim
  • Product Code: 5115
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Style: Red
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

$54.99 $42.99 elsewhere $54.99

Regions : Marlborough

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5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"The wine combines sweet berry notes with seductive savoury nuances, displaying spiced cherry, dark plum, truffle, smoked game and vanilla characters on the nose. The palate is succulent and plush, offering outstanding depth and complexity, wonderfully framed by loads of polished tannins. At its best: now to 2022."

93/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2016 Vintage)
"Perfumed pinot noir, with lifted floral and cherry aromas that continue on the palate where spice, oak, savoury and fresh herb characters are also evident. Peppery tannins help promote a drying finish.”

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2016 Vintage)
"Varietal and distinctive with a floral, mineral, earthy and spicy bouquet. Dark red berry fruits, baking spices and smoky wood tones and quite complex overall. Dry on the palate with flavours that point towards dark cherry and raspberry fruit. plenty of tannins with a youthful texture, medium+ texture and length. Overall a delicious wine with plenty of cellar time ahead. Still integrating so best from 2019 through 2026."

5 Stars & 18.5-/20 Raymond Chan, April 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Dark ruby-red colour with good depth, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh with elegant and up-front aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with a subtle layer of dark herbs. The aromatics show with depth and intensity and a degree of finesse. Unfolding nuances of dark-red and violet florals and nuances of liquorice with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with bright, intense and vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red cherry fruit interwoven with fresh and dark herbs. Subtle notes of liquorice and raspberry liqueur add interest. The mouthfeel is poised and refreshing with lacy acidity and the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction lending an elegant core and line. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of cherries and herbs. This is an elegant, up-front, refreshing Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry fruit along with a subtle layering of herbs, with liquorice and raspberries on a lively, fine-structured palate. Match with duck and pork dishes over the next 6+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Calrossie’ vineyard, Dashwood Pass, indigenous yeast fermented with 10% whole bunches to 13.7% alc., the wine spending 27-28 days on skins and aged 9 months in 10% new French oak barriques. 828 dozen made."

4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"From 'slopes in the hills between the Awatere and Wairau Valleys', the youthful 2016 vintage was matured in old oak barriques and bottled without fining or filtering. Deep ruby, it has a fragrant, slightly spicy and smoky bouquet. Mouthfilling, with deep, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, an earthy streak and gentle tannins, it is savoury, with excellent vigour, complexity and potential; best drinking mid-2019+."

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