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2017 Akitu "A1" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Black Label)
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95 points Decanter: "A challenging year, but this 40% wholebunch (the rest being whole berries) Pinot Noir has loads of Far-Eastern spice to complement rich, dark black fruits. Fantastic acidity keeps everything in perfect harmony. Plenty of ageing potential, clearly showing the direction in which top Otago Pinot Noirs are headed. (AH)" (05/2019) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Akita's 2017 Pinot Noir A1 starts off with intoxicating scents of roses, dried spices and tea-like nuance. A blend of four clones (mainly Abel and 777, with smaller po...

2015 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley
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94-95 points Raymond Chan: "Full, even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and deeply packed with concentrated aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit with notes of dark plums interwoven with a layer of complexing dark and dried herbs with a lifted whole bunch stalk perfume element, some earth and mushroom and a suggestion of game. This has detail and plenty of complexity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and mouthfilling, sweet and luscious flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruit along with notes of dark...

2017 Nor Wester by Greystone Pinot Noir North Canterbury
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93 points Bob Campbell: "Gently aromatic wine with bright cherry, crushed herb, anise, spice and nutty oak flavours. A supple, accessible, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with character and sophistication. It offers good value at this price." (05/2019) 93 points Sam Kim: "Wonderfully fruited and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, warm spice and cedar characters, leading to a succulent palate that is supple and beautifully rounded. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity and silky texture, finishing long and delicious." (07/2019) 91...

2016 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago
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94 points James Suckling: "A smooth, supple and polished Pinot, this offers aromas and flavors of red and black cherries and plums and delivers a super smooth, silky palate. Effortlessly drinkable Pinot here. Drink now. Screw cap. " (12/2018) K&L Notes: Rated #63 on James Suckling's Top 100 New Zealand Wines of 2018. 40% Muirkirk Vineyard, 30% Morrison Vineyard, 30% Pisa Terrrace Vineyard. 11 months in 15% new French Oak, then 4 months in stainless steel tank prior to bottling. *Biodynamic*

2017 TED by Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir
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93 points James Suckling: " Attractive and deeply fruited Pinot that has impressive black-cherry aromas and flavors with subtly played, spicy oak influence sitting in the background. This has impressive, generous fruit. Drink now. Screw cap. " (12/2018) Bob Campbell: "Supple yet quite weighty Pinot Noir with cherry, plum, spice and a hint of fresh herb flavours. Appealing fruit sweetness with a dry and slightly stalky finish. An entry-level Pinot Noir with character." (04/2019) K&L Notes: Number 86 on James Suckling's Top 100 New Zealand Wines of 201...

2017 Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir Waipara Valley North Canterbury
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93 points Sam Kim: "A gorgeously styled pinot offering soothing fruit flavours with seductive savoury nuances; the fragrant bouquet shows spiced cherry, dark plum, thyme and almond characters with hints of game and mushrooms. The palate is juicy and beautifully rounded, displaying supple mouthfeel and fine texture, finishing long and silky. At its best: now to 2021." (11/2018) Raymond Chan: "Ruby-red colour with a little depth, lighter edged. The nose is softly packed with a firm core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark herbs and a su...

2018 Matt Connell "Rendition" Pinot Noir Central Otago
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95 points Bob Campbell: "A blend of fruit from Bendigo and Lowburn. Dense, ripe, juicy plum and red rose with subtle chocolate/mocha and liquorice characters. The wine has a lush, sumptuous texture. Delicious now but no rush." (08/2019) 95 points Sam Kim: "Gorgeously fruited and immensely appealing, the bouquet shows dark cherry, sweet plum, vanilla, thyme and toasted hazelnut characters with nuances of spice and floral. The palate delivers excellent weight and depth, while remaining elegant and refined with silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. Youthf...

2018 Te Mata "Bullnose" Syrah Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $50) (Elsewhere $50)
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97 points Sam Kim: "Combining exquisite refinement and undeniable power, this latest offering is another stunning beauty under this iconic label. The gorgeously perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, violet, olive and toasted almond characters with a whiff of fragrant spice. The palate is concentrated, focused and delightfully flowing with outstanding depth and intensity, while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an extremely long expansive finish. Harmonious, seamless and flawlessly precise." (10/2019) 96 points Bob Campbell: "...

95 points Bob Campbell: "A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and malbec. Dense, silken-textured wine with dark berry, cedar, liquorice, subtle floral and spicy oak flavours. A firmly-structured wine with obvious cellaring potential." (05/2019) 95 points Sam Kim: "Following the magnificent 2013 rendition, this is another brilliant offering under this label. Youthful yet completely harmonious and delectable. Aromas of cassis, dark plum, blueberry and game with nuances of bay leaf, cedar and floral on the nose. The palate is concentrated...

95 points James Suckling: "Impressive richness and concentration of brambleberry and black-cherry aromas and flavors here. The palate unfurls plenty of spicy and succulent fruit flesh with tannins that are nicely wrapped around the finish. This is all class. Drink or hold. *No. 33 Top 100 Wines of New Zealand, 2018*" (12/2018) 94 points Bob Campbell: "Pleasingly aromatic pinot noir with red cherry, plum, violet, anise and a subtle grape stem flavour. A taut, vibrant, high energy pinot noir that is approachable now but promises to get more interesting w...

94 points Sam Kim: "Elegantly styled and inviting, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, plum, olive and floral characters with hints of dried herb and almond. The palate delivers excellent purity and roundness, beautifully complemented by fine texture and polished tannins. The wine is wonderfully proportioned and poised, offering refinement and stylish complexity. At its best: now to 2023." (08/2018) 93 points Bob Campbell: "Bright, fresh and flavoursome Pinot Noir with cherry, raspberry, red rose and spicy oak with a suggestion of savoury and dried herb c...

95 points Bob Campbell: "Fragrantly aromatic Pinot Noir with ripe cherry, plum, spice and subtle oak flavours. An elegant wine with appealing purity and suppleness. There is also a suggestion of floral character, perhaps red rose? Delicious now but no rush." (03/2019) 94 points James Suckling: "This is a very good Pinot, delivering a mix of powerful fruit and a focused structure. Violets and ripe red cherries sit amid gently stony, flinty nuances, leading to a palate that has a succulent, lithe and juicy core of vibrant cherries and chalky tannins. Gre...

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "According to the back label, the 2016 Pinot Noir includes only certified organic grapes, tartaric acid and preservative (sulfur dioxide). It's a medium-bodied, reasonably structured Pinot Noir, with a fair amount of silky tannins for an entry-level offering, but they serve to give a savory grounding to the ample cherry fruit. Herbal and spice notes add complexity on the nose and finish. It should drink well for up to 5 years from vintage. (JC)" (02/2018)
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95 points Sam Kim: "It is magnificently composed and delightfully expressed, showing dark cherry, plum, vanilla, warm spice and olive characters on the with a touch of floral lift. The palate is concentrated and beautifully rounded, delivering plush mouthfeel and succulent fruit intensity, leading to a persistent polished finish. At its best: now to 2022." (10/2018) 91 points Decanter: "Complex nose of under growth and red fruit with savoury touches. Dark berry fruits flavours and pleasant tannins and acidity." Raymond Chan: "Five Stars ***** 18.5 Poi...

97 points Bob Campbell: "Hauntingly aromatic Pinot Noir with plum, black cherry, anise and spicy oak flavours. An absolute delight to taste a wine with such impressive power that’s delivered with great subtlety. It has an ethereal texture and very lengthy finish. A classy wine from an iconic Marlborough vineyard." (05/2019) K&L Notes: This is TWR's first release of a Pinot Noir that they've made from the esteemed Clayvin vineyard, and they've labelled it under their SV5096 designation which recognizes its organic certification and its special status as...

93 points James Suckling: "There’s a wealth of attractive fruit here with additional complexity and an underlying thread of zesty, fine and driving acidity. There’s a lot of interest on the palate and terrific purity at the finish. Drink now. Screw cap." (10/2018) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made from biodynamically grown fruit, this cranberry-hued wine is light and silky textured, weaving savory, fine-grained tannins and focused acidity with stony minerality, juicy cran-raspberry fruit, cinnamon and stalks. Between the cracks lie violet, pepper and wa...

99 points Raymond Chan: "Dark, even ruby-red colour, a little lighter on edge with slight garnet hues. This has a very full and gently voluminous nose unfolding layers of dark red berry fruits entwined with waves of dried herbs, spices and nuances of cedar. The nose has a refined and concentrated core, and is beautifully ethereal and exotic, revealing funky Middle Eastern spice and cedary oak detail in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate features rich and lusciously sweet red berry fruit flavours harmoniously interwoven with spices, dark herbs and cedar...

94 points Sam Kim: "Fabulously styled as always, the latest offering of this reliable label is another beauty. Fragrant aromas of dark plum, blueberry compote, violet, almond and pepper spice lead to a succulent palate that is silky and rounded, and offers excellent fruit purity and a lingering smooth finish. Tannins are fine and in perfect balance, making the wine immensely appealing and approachable. At its best: now to 2022. $35.00." (11/2017) 93 points James Suckling: "Attractive florals and red berry fruits swathed in pepper and woody spices, as w...

96 points James Suckling: "A sense of depth of fruit with astute winemaking here. Deeply ripe red and black cherries sit amid violets and fresh, lightly earthy notes. The palate has bright, lithe and juicy red cherries with some forest-floor, woody and leafy notes. Fine but sturdy tannins and a subtly spicy finish. Super length. Drink or hold. Screw cap. *#16 Top 100 New Zealand Wines 2018*" (10/2018) 96 points Sam Kim: "The wine shows a great degree of elegance as well as complexity and intensity; the seductively expressed bouquet shows spiced cherry,...


93-95 points Raymond Chan: "Full, very dark, near impenetrable, black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is tightly bound with concentrated and intense aromas of blackberries and notes of dark raspberries, along with black pepper and softly expressed Asian spices. This has excellent concentration, richness and depth. Medium-bodied, the palate has concentrated flavours of ripe blackberry and dark raspberry fruit, entwined with notes of black pepper, unfolding dark herbs melded with Asian spices. The fruit richness is balanced by...

94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of rich, red and darker-cherry aromas with spices and woody allure. There’s a supple and silky feel to the ripe fruit here. This has attractive depth and concentration with a wealth of fleshy, fine yet sturdy and tightly woven tannin, carrying ripe, succulent red and dark-cherry flavors." (08/2019)

94 points James Suckling: "This has a silky glow to it as well as some very attractive spicy and earthy character. There's great fruit weight and depth in terms of ripe dark cherries and plums. It's young and already so complex. The palate's layered in ripe, smooth sheets of tannins that are interlaced with ripe acidity and carry a wealth of rich red- and dark-cherry flavors. Holds long, speaking strongly of the Nelson region style, where the structure is a definitive feature." (12/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Cedary hints of pencil ...

95 points James Suckling: "This has a very enticing and complex nose with lightly smoky red and purple cherries, freshly ground baking spices and sappy, woody, bracken-like nuances. The palate has a beautifully supple texture with juicy red and black-cherry flavors running long and fresh." (09/2018) K&L Notes: *Biodynamic*

92 points Decanter: "Expressive nose of rose petals and strawberry. Cherry and plum, bracken and undergrowth flavours, fine tannins and decent acidity." 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mainly (two-thirds) Clone 777, the 2017 Pinot Noir A2 includes almost one-fourth whole clusters and one-eighth new French oak. Floral-herbal-stemmy notes still mark the nose, but in a sexy, good-kinky sort of way, adding fragrance to deeper notes of dark cherry and plum. It's medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a silky but firm base of tannins and a linger...

91 points Sam Kim: "It is wonderfully perfumed on the nose showing dark plum, blueberry, red cherry and floral characters with an elegant touch of pepper spice. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity together with beautifully rounded mouthfeel, leading to a lingering silky finish. Charming and delightfully attractive. At its best: now to 2023." (11/2019)

98 points James Suckling: "This Pinot has an x-factor that sets it apart. There’s an almost peppery edge to the violet, blueberry and red-cherry nose with sappy and earthy elements, as well as roasted game and fragrant baking spices. The palate has a very plush, attractive and fresh array of vibrant and detailed pinot fruit on offer. Long and precise. Drink or hold. " (08/2019) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Winemaker Larry McKenna's Pinots all possess a signature style, while also being incredibly terroir-expressive. The Kupe is a gorgeous example of thi...

95 points Bob Campbell: "Delicately-scented Pinot Noir with appealing violet, red rose, dark cherry, anise and subtle smoky oak flavours. A supple wine with an ethereal, seamless texture. This entry-level Pinot Noir sets the bar high for the more illustrious labels." (07/2019) 93 points James Suckling: "Such attractive, mouthwatering aromas of spicy and brambly red cherries. This is in very seductive form in 2018 with supple, smooth and gently creamy, red-cherry and raspberry flavors, delivered in a silky, elegant and smooth mode. Fresh, lithe finish. ...

94 points James Suckling: "This has a very rich, ripe and attractive feel with innate depth that arrives by means of the region, experience and methods in play here. The dark and red cherries and plums are beautifully fresh and vibrant and framed in earthy, sappy notes that add complexity. The palate is intense yet plush. The rich dark cherries are cleverly captured and wrapped in reassuringly long, smooth tannins. Lots to like here! Drink or hold. Screw cap." (08/2019) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Winemaker Larry McKenna is known as the King of Pinot N...

91 points Bob Campbell: "Bright, fresh, spicy, high energy pinot noir with dark cherry, red rose, fresh herbs, anise and subtle oak supported by a backbone of gently peppery tannins. A slightly edgy red with good acidity." (02/2019)

96 points Bob Campbell: "Fragrant, aromatic pinot noir with seductive floral, cherry and subtle spicy flavours. Delicately succulent wine that has clearly been made with a light touch but has impressive power and a lengthy finish. This wine has the X-factor - every sip is even better than the last." (11/2018) 96 points James Suckling: "Impressive structure and concentration. Terrific complexity in the mix here, too. Blueberries and mixed cherries on the nose and palate with a terrific layering of plush, assertive tannins and a fresh, vibrant kick into ...

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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. (JC)" (03/2019)

95 points Sam Kim: "An outstanding pinot; the superbly expressed bouquet shows dark berry, vanilla, smoked game, truffle and mixed spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is multi-layered and velvety. It is gratifying and seductive with layers of complex flavours and silky mouthfeel, backed by seamlessly woven fine tannins. At its best: now to 2024." (07/2019) 92 points Bob Campbell: "Reasonably dense, medium-bodied pinot noir, with an interesting savoury dimension adding extra complexity to primary fruit, plum and cherry flavours. Quite s...

98 points Bob Campbell: "This is a terrific pinot noir - great to drink now despite the sneaking feeling that it's going to get even better with bottle age. Totally seductive ripe cherry, berry and plum flavours with added complexity from subliminal floral, spice, savoury and herb. The texture is to die for and the wine has impressive power as evidenced by a lingering finish that won't quit." (10/2018) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wine of tremendous appeal and seduction. Herb-tinged black cher...

93 points Bob Campbell: "Deepish red/purple, good bright young colour. There are spicy oak and and ripe fruit aromas, quite charming, inviting and promising to give more in time. The wine is concentrated, lively and intense in the mouth, energised by plenty of acidity and the tannins are very evident but also ripe and without bitterness or sappiness. Power and length aplenty. An impressive wine which promises much, although it is quite oaky at this juncture. (HH)" (03/2017) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Earthier, darker and riper than the 2...

97-98 points James Suckling: "This is a showy edition of Block 5 with so much on offer aromatically, from fine florals in the rose spectrum, rose hips, plenty of spice, citrus peel and sweet red cherries in abundance. The palate has such elegant, long and firm tannin with intensity and depth and it does have the compactness that defines this parcel. There’s such succulent resolve at the finish. This 2018 has bold fleshiness that really is stunning already. There’s more immediate pleasure than you’d expect from a young Block 5. From biodynamically grown g...

94 points Sam Kim: "Wonderfully expressed and engaging, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, plum, game, toasted almond and dark mushroom characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is refined and elegant. The wine offers gorgeous fruit sweetness together with seductive savoury nuances, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2022." (09/2018) 93 points Bob Campbell: "Typical Bannockburn ripe fruit flavours including plum, dark cherry, floral, red rose, thyme and spice characters. A supple pinot noir with impressive purity. Accessibl...

94 points James Suckling: "Impressive, fresh, dark-cherry and blueberry aromas here with violet flowers, too. The palate has a very sleek, polished and velvety texture with ample,spiced-blueberry and red-cherry flavors, delivering a succulent, juicy and long finish. Really stunning Pinot here." (08/2019) 94 points Wine & Spirits: "This is definitive Central Otago pinot in the tannic precision of its cold-climate savory spice notes. Blair Walter grows it under biodynamics (Demeter certified) at the Calvert Vineyard, a 25-acre site on Felton Road that th...

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the few New Zealand Pinots that benefit from decanting in their youth, Rippon's 2016 Mature Vine Pinot Noir packs in raspberries, hints of Asian five spice powder and delicate herbal notes behind a wall of crushed stone and firm but ripe tannins. It's medium to full-bodied, with a long, slightly chewy finish. Don't be afraid to lose this one in the cellar for 5 or more years. (JC)" (07/2019)


According to winemaker Theo Coles: "It all began in 2002 when I stumbled across an etching of a large gnarly looking ram standing in a field during my travels. He was defiant, a little sauvage, had an old world charm and was very New Zealand. I bought him, had him framed and hung him up in my lounge. 10 years later I happened across Gareth Renowden, the owner of the Limestone Hills vineyard in the Waipara Gorge. Along with a truffiere he had 1000 Pinot Noir vines planted on beautiful active limestone soil. He wanted help to make some wine, after a walk ...
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97 points Sam Kim: "This is certainly not Australian-looking; not quite like the French classic either although it's refined like a top Hermitage; it's actually quite New Zealand, and most definitely Dry River. It's pristine, concentrated and powerful while remaining tightly structured. A perfectly proportioned syrah, the fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, floral and a touch of spicy oak aromas, followed by a gorgeous palate that's dense and velvety, but not heavy, and finishes exceptionally long. Wonderful harmony and balance. At its best: 201...

93 points James Suckling: "A very ripe and complete pinot noir that delivers red plum and darker plum fruits amid assertive spicy oak and richer fruit paste characters. The palate has fully expressed tannins that run through to a fine-grained finish that holds deep." (12/2017) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This project, from the Loire Valley's Bourgeois family, has turned out a dark, concentrated 2015 Pinot Noir. It's oaky, with plenty of cedar and vanilla on the nose, but it backs that up with pretty cherry fruit and some savory, earthy no...

96 points Bob Campbell: "Supremely elegant Pinot Noir with floral, berry, cherry flavours seasoned with spice and subtle fresh herb flavours. A long, linear wine with a seductively silken texture. Almost too delicious - it leaves me wondering how it could possibly improve with bottle age." (06/2019) 93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of fresh red cherries and some rose-like florals, in an upbeat, fruit-driven style. A very concentrated and ripe array of brambly raspberries and red cherries with smooth tannins, delivering a web of fresh-fruit flavor. Suc...

Joe Czerwinski writes: "I almost feel like Felton Road should need no introduction by now. If two decades of excellence isn't enough to convince you to try these wines, what more can I say? Longtime winemaker Blair Walter and I tasted through some barrel samples of the 2017 Pinot Noirs and then sat down to go through the current releases. Along the way, he offered some comments on the various trends he's seen over the years. On whole cluster in Pinot Noir: 'We use 20-30%. It hasn't changed in 20 years. I don't like it when it clouds expression of site.' ...
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97 points James Suckling: "A very slick and polished edition of this wine that promises to develop steadily for a couple of decades. This will play the long game well. For now it has superb fresh fruit in the blackberry and red plum spectrum that is dusted with peppery aromas as well as spicy mocha-scented oak and hints of graphite-like dark stone. The palate runs a deep line of flavors, and tannins draw long with a sense of purpose and depth, carrying dark plum, mocha and blackberry flavors fresh into a succulent, lithe and juicy finish. A meticulously ...

90 points James Suckling: "Some earthy and sultry style to the nose with dried red cherries, leading to a smooth,even and measured palate. Drink now." (10/2018) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is on the lighter end of the Pinot spectrum. There's quite a bit of cinnamon and stalky characters here, but notes of strawberry and rhubarb are bright as well. Violet and white pepper notes add to the mix. The stalkiness continues on the palate, which is wispy and delicate, showing less in the way of oak and more in the way of crisp fruit and dried leaves. (CP)...