Gold Medal & 95/100 – Premium Selection New World Wine Awards 2019
A deliciously dark and juicy Central Otago Pinot made for The 3 Wine Men by Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen at the Maude winery from fruit off a single vineyard in the Wanaka area. It simply oozes appeal.
95/100 NWWA (2018 Vintage)
"A stunning example of Wanaka Pinot Noir from a small family owned single vineyard. Produced by 3 Wine Men, the brainchild of John Davies, a long-time member of the wine trade, who had a dream to create his own wine. In 2014 with help from his family, including his then 9 year old son, John set out to create wines that were in his words, “Making no money but having fun enjoying the satisfaction of smiles we put on consumers faces and quality wines on dining tables.” Using the very talented team of Wanaka winemakers Sarah-Kate and Dan Dineen, the 2018 The Lakes Central Otago Reserve Pinot Noir is stunning. Very seductive aromas of cranberry, dark cherry and violets, the palate has a delicate spice with dark red berry fruits, an elegant oak infusion along with silky tannins and a smooth lingering finish."
Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A gorgeous pinot from the Bendigo district; the wine is immediately appealing on the nose showing dark cherry, toasted almond, smoked game and earthy mushroom characters with a hint of vanilla complexity. The palate delivers excellent weight and roundness, wonderfully enhanced by juicy fruit intensity and seductive savoury notes, together with silky texture and polished tannins. At its best: now to 2020."