Clove, liquorice and red cherry play on the nose before opening to a generous berry-fruit mouthful with floral highlights. Full fruit flavours are balanced with spicy, charred oak characteristics that enhance and lengthen the palate. Drink now or cellar for up to five years.
Bright ripe blackberry fruit aromas with layers of savoury herbs and cherries, supple tannins, integrated oak, rich and rewarding.
Pinot Noir was left on the vines well after harvest to gain ripeness and some botrytis to produce this fascinating wine. A short period of skin contact has resulted in the tawny rose colour and provides a subtle back bone of tannin. Aromas of grapefruit marmalade with caramelised fruit lead into a rich honeyed palate with red currant and intriguing flavours of a Tokay or Madeira wine. Richly fruited but with crisp acidity this wine is well suited to drinking with blue cheese or a spiced fruit cake.
Gold Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
Very elegant fruit flavours, spicy and perfumed, cherries and black Doris plums. Dried herbs and toasty notes with ripe tannins and a rich palate.
An inviting mix of guava and tropical fruits round out the bouquet leading to a zesty citrus flavor. The crispness on the tongue lend a hand to the dry, mineral finish that leaves you wanting more.
Best Pinot Noir - Taste Magazine
5 Stars - Raymond Chan
5 Stars - Wine Orbit
Pure Gold - Air New Zealand Awards
Gold Royal - Easter Show
An approachable, bright and lively Pinot Noir with beautiful juicy red fruits and good structure. Consistently good!
VINTAGE 2014 - The nose is full and bold with ripe, dark berry and plum fruit aromas with an array of complex notes of savoury herbs, spices and sweet, whole berry aromatic lift.
Medium-bodied, bright, luscious and sweet dark berry and plum flavours unfold to reveal spice, herb and liquorice interest. The fruit is fresh and primary, enhanced by the acidity, and is up-front and accessible. The mouthfeel is softly textured with moderate extraction and supple tannins that build, leading to a light, dry finish with red floral and herb nuances. This is a plush, bright-fruited and lively Pinot Noir with fine tannin backbone.
The "infamous John Douglas" strikes again! Notorious for producing very good wine and selling these at a price which people come back for again and again.
Winestate Magazine has rated this wine with 5 Stars.
The 'Hawk' is one of Te Muna Valley wine’s premium Pinot Noir labels.
The Hawk 2013 is approximately 50:50 Pommard and 667 clones. Matured in older oak and blended with a clear intention to emphasise the fruit quality of the vintage and varietal characteristics. The Hawk has both immediate appeal and the potential to cellar.
The Naked Pinot, as the name suggests, is a product of a holistic and undisguised approach to vineyard management and winemaking.
Handcrafted using organic principles and wild ferments, these natural methods allow both the vineyard and its environs to express themselves in this distinctive and approachable Pinot Noir.
This Pinot Noir is a blend of separate parcels of fruit grown in the Martinborough Village and blended together to create this fruit driven full bodied wine that can be enjoyed now or further enhanced with a couple of years bottle age.
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