2015 Pinot Noir SV5182
All winemakers go a bit nuts about Pinot Noir because it is challenging to grow and make and very unforgiving of mistakes. We love the flavour spectrum of Marlborough Pinot Noir from red fruits to black and from complex savoury notes to spice and back again. It has an ability to give us vibrant fruit on the palate combined with ripe supple, silky tannins and great structure and length. We produce 3 different Pinot Noirs – 1 blend and 2 single vineyard Pinot Noirs and are huge advocates for this variety in our region
This Pinot Noir exhibits a gorgeous perfumed fragrance of ripe raspberry, and florals with hints of mocha, violets, spice and some complex savoury undertones. The finely textured, silky tannins combine with vibrant flavours of ripe strawberries and omega plums. The palate carries onto more savoury and complex flavours and finishes with a lingering persistence of fruit, fine tannin and well integrated oak. Bottled un-fined and with minimal filtration
Nick Stock for James Suckling- 97 Points
There’s an aura of completeness and harmony that sits around this wine. The aromas of ripe blueberries and red and dark cherries, together with sappy, earthy and spicy notes and violet perfume are all entrancing. The palate has beautiful volume and sweeping fluidity. Fruit-drenched tannins curl around a long, focused and mouthwatering finish. Drink or hold.
Cameron Douglas MS – 97 Points
Complex, varietal, youthful and focused bouquet of Pinot Noir. Aromas of fresh dark cherry and sweet earth, wild berries and barrel spices, wild flower perfumes and toasty barrel moments. Very complex with a core of minerality. On the palate – immediately intriguing, fruity, layered, complex and dry. Flavours mirror the nose with an abundance of highly polished tannins, medium+ acidity and a complex, lengthy finish. As the wine opens up it becomes even more beguiling with a core of fruit, minerality and texture. Best drinking from today and through 2025+
Sam Kim- 96 Points
Combining power and grace, this gloriously expressed pinot shows dark cherry, plum, floral and toasted almond characters with nuances of dried herb and olive. The palate displays outstanding concentration and persistency, wonderfully enhanced by flowing texture and polished tannins. Seamless and sophisticated. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2027.
Jane Skilton MW
Marlborough pinot noir perhaps doesn’t come in for the praise it often deserves. To be fair the region does make quite a bit of fairly pedestrian pinot which possibly dilutes the pool but when Marlborough gets it right, there is much to be excited about. The 2015 SV Pinot Noir is very aromatic showing plenty of savoury mature development in the form of forest floor and leaf tobacco whilst still carrying a strong thread of snappy juicy redcurrant and plum fruit. There is no influence of stems, just pure fruit with the soft tannins providing a touch of backbone. Drinking beautifully now.