Bouquet: Perfumed, red berry fruits and bright, violet aromas. The fruit is supported by dried herb and characteristic brown spice notes and complex smokiness.
Palate: A dense core of juicy fruit and bold, fine grained, ripe tannins. A fresh thread of fine acidity emerges and carries the intense flavours through the palate, finishing very long. This wine has all the makings of a long lived Marlborough pinot noir.
Food match: Duck, cervena, red meats and especially truffled venison and mushroom pie.
Cellaring: Ten + years
18 months in new and older French oak barrels