First release of an exciting new label from grapes grown in the highest vineyard in Gibbston. According to founder and winemaker Robin Tedder MW, it is one of the warmest sites in the coolest subregion of Central Otago. It is a supremely elegant pinot noir with bright cherry, red berry flavours underpinned by subtle fresh herb characters. Only 2, 364 bottles produced in the inaugural vintage. 28 JUN 2021 Drink 2021–2033
95 points Bob Campbell MW therealreview.com
Beautiful intense black cherry , strawberry, dried roses, chinotto aromas and underlying roasted chestnut, herb garden notes. Round & supple with abundant black cherry, strawberry, apricot fruits, fine persistent chalky/lacy textures, superb mid palate viscosity and perfectly integrated roasted chestnut vanilla oak. A Brilliant debut wine with lovely complexity, volume and mineral length.
97 points Andrew Caillard MW
Powerful sweet dark cherry fruit with prominent young oak is lifted by savoury mushroom consommé, & truffle with a dusting of spice. It’s then dry, finely balanced, yet still carries a powerful core of fleshy , games fruits with bright acidity and mouth coating tannins. The finish is long and strong with a classic peacock’s tail gaining more floral and spicy complexity as it lingers till the very end. It’s seriously impressive and an outstanding first release.
It might not be cheap, but it is worth every cent and more.” rrp $95.00
97 points A. Hughson