Skeleton Creek was the site of a gold diggers stopover on the pack track traversing the Pisa Range, Central Otago, in the late 1800s.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
“Heady, scented wine with the aroma of dark cherries, plum and anise. Those flavours follow through into the palate where I detect a subtle floral influence. Wonderfully concentrated PiNot Noir with an impressively sumptuous texture and lingering finish.” Rating 93 - 5 Star - Bob Campbell MW - Bobswinereviews.com
Dark and dense, with highly concentrated dark berry, plum and herb flavours. Rich and velvety, with earthy, savoury notes and the structure to mature well over the long haul. Winestate Magazine NZ Pinot Noir tasting – issue Nov-Dec 2011
“Full, dark, deep ruby-red in colour with purple hues, this has a fresh, bright, up-front and fragrant bouquet of red berry and cherry aromas with herb nuances, and seems to yet have more to unfold. Sweet, ripe dark raspberry and cherry flavours with depth and concentration show on the palate. The plush fruit is balanced by fine-grained, supple tannins and moderate, soft acidity. Possessing good depth and weight, this will keep well over the next 4-6+ years and match Asian and Middle Eastern duck and pork dishes. 17.5+/20 Apr 2011 Raymond Chan www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz
Winery Tasting Notes
Lowburn Ferry Skeleton Creek Pinot Noir 2009 has dark fruit aromas, intense complex flavours and fine tannins with a persistent lingering finish.
It is an excellent complement to food including game dishes, venison, duck, lamb and dishes featuring mushrooms.
Drinking well young, this wine will open up with careful cellaring.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2011