Pyramid Valley Calrossie Pinot Noir 2016
$45.00 inc. GST
93/100 – James Suckling
93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
95/100 – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
5 stars – Raymond Chan
“This offers a very attractive array of baking spices, red cherries and raspberries on the nose, leading to a palate with neatly articulated tannins and an elegant, vibrant core of fine, spicy red cherries. Drink now. Screw cap.” – James Suckling
“Perfumed pinot noir, with lifted floral and cherry aromas that continue on the palate where spice, oak, savoury and fresh herb characters are also evident. Peppery tannins help promote a drying finish.” – Bob Campbell MW
“The wine combines sweet berry notes with seductive savoury nuances, displaying spiced cherry, dark plum, truffle, smoked game and vanilla characters on the nose. The palate is succulent and plush, offering outstanding depth and complexity, wonderfully framed by loads of polished tannins.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“Medium-full bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with bright, intense and vibrant fruit flavours of dark-red cherry fruit interwoven with fresh and dark herbs. Subtle notes of liquorice and raspberry liqueur add interest. The mouthfeel is poised and refreshing with lacy acidity and the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction lending an elegant core and line. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of cherries and herbs. This is an elegant, up-front, refreshing Pinot Noir with dark-red cherry fruit along with a subtle layering of herbs, with liquorice and raspberries on a lively, fine-structured palate.” – Raymond Chan
Tasting Note: Most immediately striking, when tasting, are harmony and balance: even before flavour. We always aim, with Pinot Noir, for a synchronicity of deftness, or grace, and intensity; this wine captures the effect nicely. Brambles and spice at first, then dark plum and mulberry, and a deep floral note. Sustained and sapid finish.
Alcohol Volume: 13.7%
Variety: Pinot Noir
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame.