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."
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. "
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."
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."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The subtle 2018 vintage was “grower-sourced” (meaning not estate-grown) at Waipara. Ruby-hued, it is a fragrant, savoury, supple red with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing very good complexity, and a lingering finish. Still youthful, it should be at its best mid-2021+."
Yvonne Lorkin, January 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"The black tea and cherry notes on the nose dish out an exotic hit of aromatic intrigue that’s fresh, floral and flirtatious. Highly savoury and showing good tension linking the spice, acidity, alcohol and tannins. Warming and deeply flavoured, it’s a style that happily drinks now, but boy oh boy, what I’d do to taste this wine 3, 5 or 9 years down the track. Clove, liquorice and dusty notes complete the finish and inject great complexity"