The nose has ripe plum and cherry fruits, deep rose perfume and integrated spicy complexity; sweet, earthy nuances are here, and cedar and vanillin too. and dryness. The structure grows, and subtle savoury game and undergrowth complexities appear on mid-palate and flow through to a lingering finish with an array of lush flavours. Succulent and elegant. The bouquet is reserved and shy, but exudes presence, with brooding and intensely concentrated aromas of citrus fruits, a complex mealy, nutty, fruit and oak amalgam. With 40% whole bunch. It’s supremely elegant yet intense and persistent. The same flavours saturate the palate which is concentrated and profound, the tannins soft and ample, the persistence long. 06 306 9570 Ext 1, Pete Monk – Business Manager (and website administrator) email@example.com 06 306 9570 Ext 8 | 027 220 3300, Alison Paton – General Manager & Co-owner firstname.lastname@example.org 06 306 9570 x 4 | 027 226 0575, Clive Paton – Founder, Conservationist Serve with seafood and herb-marinated pasta, poultry and pork over the next 3+ years. This is straight backed and quite refined but with good texture and mouthfeel. From extremely low-yielding, organic vines, this flagship Pinot, which sees 30% whole bunch and a native yeast fermentation, is beautifully expressive. Very sweet and luscious, this is quite tightly bound and elegant in proportion, Ripe citrus fruits, marmalade, exotic musk, honey and caramel flavours form a good core to the palate which is very smooth, slippery and plush in texture. Serve with antipasto, tapas and Mediterranean cuisine over the next 4+ years. www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz. Finely tuned tannins top it all off – and while it’s a salubrious sip now, it’ll only improve with time. Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red with youthful purple hues. 35% whole bunch with the remainder destemmed. A wine of character and class. Give it time in the glass; better still more time in the cellar – it is but an unlicked pup. Deep and youthful in colour, it is still a baby, with layers of cherry and spice, very savoury and complex flavours, showing excellent concentration and vigour. A lovely Chardonnay that shows potential to age well. A youthful wine with restrained power and a lingering finish. www.wineanorak.com, A very handy edition of Crimson pinot noir in 2016, this has a suave and grown-up feel to it. Hand-picked Riesling fruit from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard, vines over 30 y.o., WBP and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. The wine offers fabulous fruit purity together with alluring savoury complexity, making it irresistibly delicious. Although just around the corner from our home block, the soils are remarkably different. Made from Abel, clone 5, Dijon clones and 10/5, 10% whole bunch, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., then aged 12 months in 25% new French oak.19/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, A heady, perfumed mix of floral, cherry, plum and spice flavours in an elegant rather than blockbuster style. Well made, youthful and worthy of some cellar time. Fruit from 5 blocks, some given limited skin contact, cool-fermented in stainless-steel, with 20% in 3 y.o. It’s Kiwi Musigny.96/100 BobsWineReviews.com, I have had a crack at this particular wine twice now. Very pale greenish-yellow color. Richer and more concentrated than Petrie, its less expensive sister label. All their wines are right up there and continuing the high standard set 40 years ago when they got started. Savoury, dried herb aromas, quite subtly complex, some lemon verbena, the palate delicate, tense and dry, crisp and lively. They tend to hold back McCrone, releasing it later than the estate Pinot Noir. in order to buy 5 hectares of stony, barren sheep paddock at the edge of the small ATA RANGI This superb Pinot Noir from Ata Ranghi is named after the local 'Project Crimson' Conservation Trust, which is sponsered by Ata Ranghi. Drink now to ten years.96/100. www.wineanorak.com, Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the rim. A brilliant vintage with low crops has provided concentration and detail, resulting in a wine that is engaging, vibrant and beautifully balanced. It has a medium-full red-purple colour and sweet cherry aromas. There is no 2010 or 2012. A much more delicate, restrained wine than the Petrie. The fruit richness is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction structure with good, elegant grip, and enlivened by softly ripe acidity. The fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruits are fresh, vibrant, ripe and bright, with nuances of fresh herbs. 8/8/2017 bobcampbell.nz, Full, very dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. Medium-bodied, the palate has sweet and juicy flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit along with subtle fresh and dark herb notes. The 2010 vintage (5*) is described by Ata Rangi as “a finer, more feminine expression” of Pinot Noir than the sturdy, very ripe and savoury 2009 (5*). The 2011 vintage (5*) is from a warm growing season. Delicious now, it should remain good to 2014. erobertparker.com. Peak ferment temp 30°C, gently hand plunged. The wine coincided with the death of a special friend of Ata Rangi, and comes from a single vineyard. As well as maintaining a very close relationship with the vineyard team, she champions our ISO14001 Environmental certification programme and is the face of the business in our extensive range of overseas markets. Bright cherry flavours run the gamut, there’s some toasty French oak built into the mix, and the whole lot lifts effortlessly through the finish, leaving a tangy, balanced impression. Drink now. Delicious on its own, this would be glorious with a wide range of east and southeast Asian dishes. Should have a very long drinking window, 2012 – 2019. There’s peach nougat and a nutty thread here, some sweet melon fruit and a lithe, juicy and pleasantly grippy, tangy finish. Drink 2018–2025. Seamless and multi-layered. The nose is elegantly concentrated with a deep, dense core of well-ripened dark-red cherry and berry fruit seamlessly melded with subtle dark-red florals, dark herbs, spices and oak elements, unfolding black-berried fruits. Also available in 1.5l Magnum and 375 ml bottle – go to the bottom of the purchase page to add to cart. A masterpiece. www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, Flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc with bright passion fruit, orange blossom, grapefruit and lemon grass flavours. Buy now or forever kick yourself. See the full listing and details of how the classification is assessed. But the fruit and freshness prevail. Drink now. Palate: Dry, medium+ intensity with power and impact. Everything is in balance. At its best: now to 2022. It has a gorgeous entry, opening smoothly into a full mid-palate. Peak ferment temp 32 degrees C, all ferments hand-plunged. A balanced, complex chardonnay. Very well made.94/100, I’ve been drinking a little bit more Pinot Noir than usual recently as part of my programme of continual self-improvement… Bright cherry, a bit of sap, roses and vanilla oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and plush with succulently sweet and luscious flavours of ripe dark raspberries, blackberries and plums, unfolding red liquorice and raspberry liqueur layers. 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Dark, deep ruby-red colour. Nose: Nutty (cashew) and fresh with stone and tree fruit suggestions; a definitive and youthful note of positive sulphides adding a Burgundian note. Drink now. Has grip and structure with some firmness and a nice acid core. Medium+ complexity, but specific and youthful. Ata Rangi is probably my favourite ‘New World’ Pinot producer. This is a bright, juicy and lively Syrah with black fruits, pepper, meat and minerally complexities. 31/12/16 The Wine Advocate, Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden suggestions, a little lighter on the rim. A bright, high energy red, with concentration and a rich, mouth-filling texture. 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