Waikato Times, Peter Shaw

2008 Pinot Noir

My choice of the wines is Dog point Vineyard 2008 Pinot Noir. This has a deep ruby extract and inviting aromas. There are floral berries and cherries on the nose and the palate has spicy cherries and plums and silky tannins. this is a delightful food wine to accompany any meaty flavours.


The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2010

2008 Pinot Noir

The 2008 Pinot Noir is matured in Francois Frere barriques, 50% new, for 18 months and bottled without fining or filtering. Medium-deep ruby colored, the nose is very fragrant, floral, with notes of violets and lavender over red cherry and crushed raspberry plus nuances of cedar, thyme, loam and moss. Crisp, medium bodied with a medium level of ine grained tannins, it has a long earthy finish. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2016+. 90/100