Medium-full bodied, the ripe dark plum fruit flavours show waves of spices and liquorice alongside lifted violet florals. The palate has succulence, and a sense of harmony pervades, with fine-grained supple tannins supporting the fruit and integrated, unobtrusive acidity. A linger spicy finish is a highlight.
Here’s more proof – if you needed it – that Marlborough is anything but a one-trick sav blanc pony. It’s on the big side for a pinot noir, with bold aromas of cherry, rhubarb, strawberry, vanilla and earthy beetroot and truffle. 4.5/5