The palate is pure, long, very finely textured. The lush mid palate holds a mix of red berries, violets, ruby grapefruit, liquorice and exotic spice. The wine finishes with length, poise and delightful focus.
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The 2009 Te Muna Road Pinot Noir has an adorable ripe redcurrant, raspberry, wild strawberry and orange sorbet bouquet that soars from the glass. The palate has a ripe, caressing entry with rounded redcurrant and orange zest fruit and dares to show a little more delineation on the finish than the Calvert. This exquisite Pinot already exudes poise and tension and could turn out to be one of Craggy Range’s finest Pinot Noirs to date.Rating 92 -94 Points - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (OCT/2010)
The 2009 is another winner. Sturdy and rich, with substantial body and deep, ripe cherry/plum flavours, showing excellent concentration and complexity, it’s an obvious candidate for cellaring.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Powerful, brooding, oak aromas mingle with lovely dark, wild berry elements. Fleshy palate with velvety mouthfeel and full of juicy sweet fruit layered with oak.”4 ½ Stars, Top in Category - Winestate Magazine (NOV/2010)
The bouquet is hauntingly perfumed, displaying red/black cherry, floral, truffle and subtle cedary oak characters. It's elegantly structured on the palate showing lovely intensity, silky texture and plenty of polished tannins providing a classic firm finish. Not as fruit-rich as their Otago Pinots, this is meticulously detailed and sensually appealing. At its best: now to 2017Rating 95 Points, 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (DEC/2010)
This has pure damson fruit and an attractive earthy note. It's silky in the mouth and rather elegant. The tannins have appealing grip on the finish. A real crowd pleaser."Rebecca Gibb, New Zealand Herald (NOV/2010)
Some pinot noirs of this quality can cost up to twice the price. And this could be one of the finest yet from Craggy’s Martinborough vineyard. Seduces the senses and charms the palate with a seamless flow of berries, florals and spice.Warren Barton, Warren Barton's Christmas Wine Guide (DEC/2010)
Bright ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, this has an elegant, somewhat shy bouquet at present. There is a core of dark berry and plum fruits with lovely oak and spice complexities to the aroma. The palate is rich, dense and concentrated with sweet flavours of red and black berry fruits, plums as well as spices and a little liquorice. At 14.4% alc., this has good body weight and depth. The tannin extraction is perfect, resulting in a wine of balance and proportion, with a long, lush and supple finish. A wine to match with roast duck and most red meat dishes over the next 6-8 years.5 Star - Raymond Chan (JAN/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
A bright and deep rosey red.
Fragrant aromatics of red fruits, plum, tree bark, a variety of flowers, spice and earth.
2009 is a year of seamless structure, satin tannins and gentle supporting acidity. The palate is pure, long, very finely textured. The lush mid palate holds a mix of red berries, violets, ruby grapefruit, liquorice and exotic spice. The wine finishes with length, poise and delightful focus.
Salmon, game birds, pork or lamb fillet.
Up to 7 years from vintage.