Martinborough Vineyard produces some of the best Pinot in New Zealand, having made some of the first plantings there. An elegant and beguiling structure of tannin and fruit and a long, layered finish.
A perfumed nose of blackcurrants, spice, black pepper and red fruits. Restrained yet powerful on the palate, well rounded with warming fruit and spice, integrated tannins and a long finish.
" Sweet dark cherries, mint, tobacco, wild flowers and licorice all jump from the glass. Layers of fruit continue to build to the huge, creamy finish." 93 points. Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate.
"This is a mid-weight style of Flaccianello with excellent acidity and bright prospects for developing in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2033.". 92 points. Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate.