Perhaps the most texturally enticing of all the grape varieties, and a total passion for the people at Mahi. Their aim is to make wines of the earth, showing complex savouriness characters aligned with both red and black fruit notes.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Pinot Noir shows a gorgeous nose of red and black cherries, wild thyme and lavender with hints of violets and underbrush. Medium-bodied with and elegantly fruited with red berry and earthy flavors supported by fine-grained tannins and just enough acid, it finishes long. Lisa Perrotti-Brown - eRobertParker.com #216 December 2014, Rating 91
Winery Tasting Notes
The Home Block portion from the Renwick area consistently offers rich dark characters that provide great depth to the wine. The Twin Valleys portion from the cooler Fareham Road area gives us the palate structure that we require, offering fineness to the back-palate. Fruit from Ballot Block vineyard in the Brancott area, is a combination of red fruits and cherries, and the Byrne vineyard this year gave some lovely delicacy, with slightly more red than black fruit notes. The final portion came from Ward, approximately 45 kilometers south of Blenheim, providing great depth to the palate, with rich black fruit characters.