23rd March, 2012

Panel Tasting, 19 points

Ata Rangi is the crowned king of NZ Pinot. It has been making stunning wine for a long time – experience, vine age and a great vineyard site giving a competitive edge. This wine is a wonderful medley of fruit and savoury characters.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

30th April, 2011

Bob Campbell MW, 96 points

A heady, perfumed mix of floral, cherry, plum and spice flavours in an elegant style. This is a wine of surprising power that lingers tantalisingly long after it has been swallowed. Truly seductive. 

The Irish Times

12th February, 2011

John Wilson

Big, voluptuous, smooth and rounded with a whiff of smoke and a steely core. Expensive but there are times when you have to pay for quality. This is well worth it.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

31st October, 2011

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, 92 points

Medium ruby-purple coloured, it offers expressive notes of kirsch, black raspberries, wild blueberries and violets over hints of black pepper, cedar, forest floor, humus and black truffles. Medium-full bodied with a good amount of muscular fruit, it has a medium level of grainy tannins, medium-high acid and a long earthy finish.


1st March, 2011

Clinton Cawood

Fragrant raspberry, with clean, pure fruit.

6th October, 2010

Jancis Robinson MW, 17.5 points

Very fresh and succulent and burgundian. Delicate cherry fruit - sweetest Beaune? Lots of sweetness on the front but polished too with a lovely savoury finish. Very fine and velvety.