Decanter

1st September, 2013

Jeannie Cho Lee MW, 18 points

Lovely floral aromatics with great acid-fruit tension and energy. This is a beautiful Pinot with layers of flavours of sweet spices, wild raspberry, with herbs in the finish. An elegant wine with great potential to age.

wineanorak.com

19th February, 2013

Jamie Goode, 94 points

Lively, floral and sappy with a bit of spicy structure and good acidity alongside the focused cherry fruit. Youthful and precise with some smoothness to the fruit, but also some meaty, spicy edges, and some plum skin bite. A really lovely wine.

Decanter

1st July, 2012

Bob Campbell MW, 19 points

One of Ata Rangi‘s best - ever wines. The star feature is a silky, mouthfilling, seductive texture, although the complex, layered fruit and savoury flavours are nearly as appealing. Hard to imagine how they can improve on this.

Wine Spectator

15th June, 2012

MaryAnn Worobiec, 94 points

Exotic aromatics of mahogany and sandalwood lead to supple flavours of red liquorice, cranberry, cherry and raspberry that are elegant, precise and balanced. Clove and nutmeg details persist on the finish.

The Wall Street Journal

7th June, 2013

Will Lyons

So beautifully restrained it is almost criminal to taste this wine so young. With time, the wine, which is lightly textured, reveals a nose of gentle spices and sweet cherry. A really graceful Pinot, it has harmonious, gamey character on the palate with intense chewy tannins.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

31st October, 2012

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, 92 points

Earthy, loam and underbrush aromas over cranberries, red cherries and red currants plus a whiff of lavender. Medium-bodied and elegant in the mouth, it has low to medium levels of very finely knit tannins that are balanced alongside a medium to high level of soft acidity. It finishes long and earthy.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

30th June, 2012

Panel Tasting, 98 points

This is one of Ata Rangi‘s best ever wines. It has a silken, mouth-filling texture.

Decanter

31st May, 2012

Bob Campbell MW, 19 points

One of Ata Rangi’s best ever wines. The star feature is a silky, mouthfilling, seductive texture, although the complex, layered fruit and savoury flavours are nearly as appealing. Hard to imagine how they can improve on this, but they will.