The grapes of this Pinot Noir were hand-picked mainly from the Moutere clay-gravel hillside vineyards, cold soaked and wild yeast fermented. The young wine spent 10 months in French barriques before being bottled.
A stunning Pinot which carries itself proudly.
- NZ - Nelson
- New Zealand
Fragrant entry to the wine with cherry fruit, subtle earthiness, a dried herb note and a light cedar character – quite a sophisticated start. Seamless, cool flow of fruit-driven flavours, coupled to fine, sandy tannins and a lick of refreshing acidity. Tightly wound, light, driving and lovely to drink pinot noir. Rating 92 - Drink by 2020, Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).
Made from younger vines, the 2012 Tom's Block Noir continues to offer wonderful value for a Pinot of this calibre. Pale ruby-purple colored, it has a wonderfully fragrant nose, with lovely red cherry and mulberry aromas accented by rose and violet notes plus a touch of Provence herbs. Delicately fruited in the mouth, it has a nice savory / earthy character, fine tannins and a long finish. Rating 90 - Drink by 2017, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, erobertparker.com (JAN/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Starting with a nose combining the best of country aromas - dried hay, toasted wood, berries from a hedgerow and an enchanting nuance of rich earth.
There is a core of intense fruit and the wine has an exciting tension and juciness which is both salivating and persistent. The tannins are silky and refreshing and the general sensation on the palate is of a wine which flows, has a true sense of direction and a thrilling minerality.