Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Lifted floral nose with raspberry and cherry aromas, with an abundance of savoury/earthy complexity. The palate is vibrant with tension and length, showing a nice mixture of bright fruit/herbal elements and a savoury structure that North Canterbury is renowned for."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Enticing and complex, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, dried herb, smoked game and toasted nut characters, followed by a concentrated palate delivering richly textured mouthfeel backed by fine chalky tannins. Wonderfully structured, making it a fabulous food partner. At its best: now to 2029."
Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, June 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Established by Claudia and Mike Weersing, Pyramid Valley wines set new benchmarks for how the story of place and time is told through wine. From 2018 winemaker Huw Kinch continues the story. A complex and mineral laden wine with aromas limestone and white clay, ripe fruit with flavours of sweet cherry and raspberry then fine French oak with vanilla and kitchen spices and warm savoury and dried herb complexities. Firm, tense, youthful and dry with flavours of Autumn and old roses, forest berries and natural autolysis through the palate."
4 ½ Stars Cuisine Pinot Noir Tasting, April 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"An alluring, dense array of black cherry and red spices and just a touch of liquorice on the nose. A vibrant, fleshy, juicy style with power and smooth, silky tannins that linger and coat the mouth. A mouth-filling wine that retains a serene character. A very smart and intriguing wine that’s almost cerebral, if that’s something a wine can be."
93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, August 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"All the spice here, and I’m thinking nutmeg, allspice, maybe even garam masala, along with blood plum and raspberry. with an earthy character too. It’s fleshy and spicy, some roast beetroot earthiness with plum and cherry, a sappy feel too, dried rose and tamarind tang, and a slightly muddy, dried herb and orange peel finish of solid length. Heaps of character. I’d drink it now, and enjoy it for its unfettered and wild personality. Great drinking."