“Verismo” – Pinot Noir 2012$75.00
Beautifully aged, but many years to go.
Medium-dark red, this Pinot Noir has a bouquet of Turkish delight, chocolate and plum with a palate of tight dense concentrated sweet red fruits and fine tannins. Whilst it was attractive in its youth this wine has evolved gracefully for many years and will continue to evolve
Awarded 95 points by Master of Wine, Bob Campbell, who says “Elegant, savoury pinot noir with obvious bottle-age character adding a stemmy, 'forest floor' complexity
to cherry and berry fruit and spicy oak. A nicely layered and quite distinctive wine, with fine tannins providing a useful backbone that balances subtle sweet fruit.”
“Verismo” – Pinot Noir 2012 Magnum$175.00
This Reserve level large format 1.5 litre Pinot Noir is medium-dark red, has a bouquet of Turkish delight, chocolate and plum with a palate of tight dense concentrated sweet red fruits and fine tannins. Cork and wax sealed, carefully cellared and presented in a hand-made wooden display box.
Awarded 19/20 by Raymond Chan, and 96/100 by Sam Kim who says “Superbly complex and sophisticated”.
“The High Note” – Pinot Noir 2017$48.00
Complex aromas of chocolate, dark plum and hints of mushroom lead to a palate of sweeter fruit flavours, supported by supple silky tannins with notes of herbs and oak spice on a long lingering finish.
95/100 / 5 stars “Scents of intrigue and mystery, a varietal lift of fresh red cherry and plum, dried raspberry and moments of red currant, a moderate intensity of oak with baking spice layers of soft dusty clove and vanilla/cinnamon….” wrote Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier.
5 stars – Potential Classic Wine of New Zealand – Michael Cooper, Wine Guide to New Zealand
“The High Note” – Pinot Noir 2012 Magnum$115.00
This stunning large format 1.5 litre Pinot Noir has enticing aromas of dark chocolate, coffee spice, orange zest and black plum with a gentle but multi-layered palate of sweet fruit and vanilla, supported by fine cedar spice tannins yet remains refreshingly dry. Cork and wax sealed, carefully cellared and presented in a hand-made wooden display box.
“This is gorgeous: the complex bouquet shows dark cherry, truffle, violet and cedar characters” says Sam Kim, who rated it 95/100
“Cantata” Pinot Noir 2018$30.00
With inviting aromas of baked raspberry pie with hints of ground spice and cedar, the palate has a core of concentrated plums balanced by ripe fine tannins and notes of chocolate
“Impromptu” – Pinot Noir 2018$30.00
With an aromatic blend of red fruits, spice and wild thyme this Pinot Noir has a fresh sweet-fruited palate balanced by fine oak spice tannins and an elegant finish
Lakefront Terrace Pinot Noir 2014$25.00
This limited edition hand-picked Pinot Noir expresses a nose of dark chocolate, raspberry, orange zest with mixed nutmeg/cinnamon spice. Originally blended as a special private label release, the wine has benefited from careful cellaring to show character and intensity.
“The Soloist” Pinot Rosé 2019$28.00
Intensely aromatic with an array of fruits including cranberry, raspberry, watermelon and strawberry, this dry Rosé has a fresh but gentle palate which lingers with hints of anise.
95/100 Bob Campbell MW (Highest rated 2019 Rosé) “… A delicious wine that has been made with a light touch. Impeccable purity and balance…”