Vineyard(s):

Region:

Bendigo Hills, Central Otago

Viticulture:

Winemaking:

“‘They say the greatest wines come from the middle of the slope’, note the producers of this lovely Bendigo red. Seductively perfumed, it is deeply coloured and mouth filling, with highly concentrated, plummy, spicy, nutty flavours, complex, rich, savoury and smooth. Already delicious, it’s well worth cellaring to 2023+. Certified organic.” - Michael Cooper 5 stars

Tasting notes:

“Come all ye wine collectors. The same wine can be purchased with any of four different labels created by artist John Reynolds. That’s a first in my experience. It is packaged in a bottle that weighs over one kilo and has a wax capsule. This is serious pinot noir that lives up to its fancy packaging. Made from grapes selected in the mid-slope of their Bendigo vineyard. It’s a dense, ripe wine with plum, dark cherry, fresh herb, wood-smoke and spicy oak flavours. While it can be enjoyed now it will reward those who can keep it for a few years.” - Bob Campbell 96 points

Technical:

Winemaker(s):

Allan McWilliams

Review(s):

“From their Bendigo vineyards this chosen rows and rare bottling has distinctive, ripe, and concentrated aromas of dried raspberry, dark plum and ripe dark cherry flesh. There’s power in the bouquet with aromas of dark spices and baked stone scents. Dark spices of oak with sweet vanilla and a whisper of bacon. On the palate – equally complex and layered with fruit flavours that reflect the nose. There’s soft quiet seam of dried herb before the oak and soil flavours return. An abundance of tannins with a mix of chalk and fine iron sand textures. Plenty of acidity. A focused, precise, and well-made example. Best drinking from today and through 2030.” - Cameron Douglas 95 points