A hallmark of Wither Hills Pinot Noir is the purity of fruit, youthful bright elegant flavours and subtle power. This is a classically elegant yet opulent mouth filling Marlborough Pinot Noir.
- New Zealand
"Youthful yet superbly complex and engaging with dark cherry, floral, game and subtle spicy oak characters on the nose. The palate is beautifully framed and weighted showing excellent fruit intensity and plenty of fine-grained tannins, finishing long and gratifying. A well structured Pinot with outstanding potential to develop impressive complexity. "
Rating 93-95 Points/5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (FEB/2012)
"... Wither Hills are a winery that have been in good form over the last few years. Cherries, wood spice, berries, tamarillo and a little vanilla cream. Good to smell and good to taste. It’s middle weight and fresh, has an evenness that encourages the next sip, and for a young wine, already sports a good level of complexity. Fine grained tannin coats the mouth and lively, but settled, acidity provides good shape and form. I’m tasting a bit of wine tonight, but already have half an eye and half a mind to have a glass of this when I finish up. A good sign. It’s a very good release from Wither Hills. "
Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au (28/SEP/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
From seductive bright morello cherry, fresh brambly wild berry compote, subtle French oak spice, black olive and lingering ‘blue’ aromatics; this pinot noir delivers a youthful evocative Marlborough Pinot Noir.
The seamless tension, bright acidity and supple ripe fruit tannins, elegance, texture and Pinosity are all bound together with a balanced acid tannin profile delivering the hallmark Wither Hills Pinot Noir style which if patient will reward cellaring for up to 15 years.
In its youth this Pinot Noir will pair itself with most foods from smoked eel, seared tuna, and Szechwan style foods, through to the more traditional fare of twice cooked duck and my favourite at the moment pork belly with a hint of five spice. Sit back, relax, and savour!