Raymond Chan 19.5/20. Bob Campbell 97 points. Very full, black-hued purple-red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose is initially very elegant, tightly bound and slender in expression, but packed with aromas of ripe black cherry essence and liquorice, along with black and violet floral perfumes and subtle notes of thyme herbs. The aromatics are harmoniously interwoven and unfold layers of black minerals and complexing savoury whole bunch stalk and dried herbal detail that blossom to fill the bouquet. Medium-full bodied, the palate is fulsome and bold, opening to show a broad array of ripe, rich, fleshy fruit flavours of dark...
Dark crimson in colour with a delicate nose of both red and black wild berries, and our signature savoury flavours. The palate is full, structured with fine tannins and juicy acidity. REVIEWS & ACCOLADES 94 Points - James Suckling. This offers very attractive, blueberry aromas with a wealth of fresh cherries and lightly spicy, earthy and sappy nuances that hover in the background. The palate has very polished, dialed-in texture with smooth-honed tannins, leading the fresh blueberries and cherries long and even. Drink now. Screw cap. 93 Points – Bob Campbell (Master of Wine) Medium-bodied pinot noir with cherry, berry and stemmy/crushed...
Very limited production. In 2012 we first explored fermenting our Pinot Noir grapes in the vineyard where they grow. We captured the wild yeasts in situ and by happenstance found we extended the vintage influence, allowing the vagaries of the season’s weather to provide a defining mark upon the wine. Compelling and intense, this wine is layered with savoury flavours and juicy dense fruit. Initially fine grained in nature the palate stretches to showcase natural acidity and tension. A wine with finely balanced weight and complexity. Deep dark plum colour with a nose of cherry and plum. Vineyard elements of spice and blue flowers shine...
Bob Campbell....94 points...."very sexy". Morrison Vineyard is a 12 ha property with a 7.5 hectare vineyard situated on Wanaka Road in the foothills of the Lowburn and Parkburn Terraces, first planted in 1997. Farmed using bio-gro certified organic practices. Vinified using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts and 15 months in French oak. The 2011 is a mixture of two fermenters – one using 100% whole bunches – the other using our usual practice of de-stemmed with around 25% whole bunches. Morrison vineyard grows a textural wine built around fine yet lean tannins and pure fruits. This year we see the wine displaying perfumed...
Wine Advocate 92+. There are only 165 cases of the 2014 Morrison Vineyard Pinot Noir, which comes from the Lowburn subregion. The wine offers up hints of rose petals but also cherry preserves and an intense, wiry structure that suggests ageability. Firm tannins coat the mouth on the finish, vying with red fruit for prominence. JC Mar 2018. Morrison Vineyard is a 12 ha property with a 7.5 hectare vineyard situated on Wanaka Road in the foothills of the Lowburn and Parkburn Terraces, first planted in 1997. Vinified in a traditional fashion using open fermenters, hand plunging, natural yeasts and 14 months in French oak. Morrison vineyard grows...
~ Buy Any Six Mt Edward wines and pay $72 net for these ~ WA 93 Pale ruby-purple, the 2012 Muirkirk Pinot Noir has a yeasty nose over notes of mulberries, roses and raspberry leaves plus an undercurrent of Provence herbs. Medium bodied with a good backbone of grainy tannins and fresh acid, it finishes long and minerally. LPB Dec 2014. Muirkirk vineyard is situated on Felton Road in Bannockburn on a gentle north west sloping corner. This wine is about single site expression, a small limited parcel that shows the true characters of our vineyard within one of Central Otago’s greatest sub region. Vinified in a traditional fashion using open...
Wine Advocate 93 points. Muirkirk is located in the Bannockburn subregion, next to Felton Road. The 2015 Muirkirk Vineyard Pinot Noir is a slightly darker style than the other Mount Edward wines, with plummy fruit and notions of cola and spice. It's a medium to full-bodied wine, with supple tannins that maybe aren't as silky-fine as those found in Gibbston wines, but they ripen more reliably. JC Mar 2018. Muirkirk vineyard is situated on Felton Road in Bannockburn on a gentle north west sloping corner. This wine is about single site expression, a small limited parcel that shows the true characters of our vineyard within one of Central...
Mike Bennie, Wine Front 94 points. "A blend of three vineyards across Central Otago’s sub-region resources. All from certified organic farming. Mishmash of clones. Mishmashed brains at Mount Edward, which is a good thing for creative winemaking. No doctrine, unless the doctrine is to have no doctrine. Moody fog of dark cherry, warm spice, faint leather, choc-cherry, briar. Palate is soft in texture with an easy spread of flavour, warming, yet also faintly grippy with sheets of tannin and cool acidity. It’s wild-edged and expressive, you feel that unfiltered feel, texture, complexity, interest are the calling cards. Very good. Mike Bennie...
Buy 6 or more and pay 49sgd/bottle. REVIEWS & AWARDS 5 Stars, 18.5/20 points - Raymond Chan 93/100 points - Bob Campbell (MW) 5 stars, 95/100 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 5 stars Michael Cooper "Deep ruby, it has an inviting, fragrant bouquet of plums, spices and nuts. Mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with deep, well-ripened plum, cherry and spice flavours, it is savoury and complex, with lovely harmony. A classy, youthful wine with obvious cellaring potential." Michael Cooper. The 2017 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our “hands-off”...
Raymond Chan 17.5/20 The Gimblett Gravels region in the north island of NZ is producing wines of great depth and complexity. This syrah is no exception. The predominant theme is midnight black fruit - coaxed to white pepper accented greatness by fabulous French oak treatment and a clear backbone of tangy acidity. This expert embrace of ripe fruit assures both early performance and a long vibrant future - filled with deepening spice, shimmering tannins and a lip-smacking length which just doesnt let go. RR 4 WEA September 2014
“Big Barrel’ refers to Steve’s use of a unique roll fermentation method in big, 1000 litre French oak fudres. This results in very gentle extraction of colour and tannins from the grapes and to this wine’s magnificent texture. The picturesque hillside site in Marlborough’s Omaka Valley where the grapes for this wine were grown is truly a hidden gem; a tiny block, but just right for a family operation like Steve Bird wines. Here it has produced a genuinely impressive pinot noir with earthy, spicy notes in support of the rich, dark-fruit aromas. On the palate it is deeply flavoured and lushly textured with supple, silky tannins. This...
Wine Spectator 92 points. "Smooth and creamy ... The tannins are plump and polished, and the finish lingers effortlessly." WINERY NOTE: Ten Sisters Pinot Noir is fruit-driven, with cherry, plum, and dark berry flavors. Exquisitely structured and balanced, it has smooth and light tannins. The fruit is picked, sorted, and plunged by hand, and the wine is given 10 months in French oak barrels of one to four years of age. Our pinot noir is made in a food-friendly Old World–style. It is superb on its own or with beef, lamb, duck, and savory dishes. The Ten Sisters and their brother are fourth-generation New Zealanders and their ancestors were...
Raymond Chan 19/20. Darkish ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and initially a little restrained in expression, but growing to show good depth and presence with a core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit with some raspberry liqueur notes, dark herbs and dark-red florals unfolding a hint of minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and vibrant with sweet and spicy flavours of dark-red berry fruits that fill the mouth. The fruit has notes of dark-red plums and liquorice, entwined with florals and mineral elements, forming a deep, well-packed, ripe, rounded heart. The tannin are ripe and...
Bob Campbell 91 points. Wild Earth's vineyards sit at the end of Felton Road in Bannockburn. This is blue ribbon vineyard real estate. Medium purple, with purple hues. Lifted, perfumed nose of berry fruit, black cherry and plum with dried herbs, spice and leather, together with a touch of mocha and char. Sweet dark fruit on the palate, velvety, concentrated tannins, balanced acidity and a hint of minerality in the long lingering finish. #wildearth
Gold Medal & 96 points, International Wine Challenge 2018. Deep red colour with purple-red hues. On the bouquet you get red and dark cherry, black liquorice, musky oak and a hint of mushroom. The palate is full with ripe black cherry, plum, orange peel, cassis and mushroom with palate caressing tannins and a lingering finish that won’t quit.
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